Harry Sheldon Fox
Funeral services and interment of ashes will take place this summer in Green River for Harry Sheldon Fox, who died March 30, at his home in Washington, Utah, at the age of 79. He had been in declining health for some time.
Fox was born September 8, 1936, to George and Frieda Porter Fox, in Green River and grew up on a ranch on the Green.
He retired from OCI after 35 years of service and for a while split his time between the family home in Green River, the Fox cabin at Commissary Ridge above Kemmerer and Washington, Utah before failing health necessitated his move to Washington permanently about 17 years ago.
Harry was an avid and accomplished team and calf roper and followed the local rodeo circuit around Wyoming for many years.
Harry loved horses, the outdoors, reading and collecting the Western Horseman magazine.
Fox enjoyed telling stories about his life growing up on the Green River, catching wild horses with his dad as a young boy and spending time at his cabin with family and friends. Harry was known by many for his physical strength, great work ethic and his sense of humor.
He lived an honest life and set a wonderful example for those who truly knew him.
Fox is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, the former Jan Sherrod of Green River; two sons, Ken Fox (Marilyn) and Richard Fox (Suzanne), both of Green River. He is also survived by three grandsons, Logan Fox, Kaylund Christiansen and Jordan Christiansen, all of Green River; a brother, Frank Stine of Seattle; a brother-in-law, Don Sherrod (Carol) of Saratoga; a sister-in-law, Carol Jones Sherrod of Green River, two great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Tracy Stine and his wife Ruth of Green River, sister-in-law Betty Lou Stine of Seattle, Washington and a brother-in-law-Ben Sherrod of Green River.
Heideman Hughes Mortuary of Saint George, Utah is in charge of local arrangements.