PATRICIA JUNE FOX

Patricia June Fox, age 97, of Mercer Island passed away on August 26, 2018 after a short illness.

Pat was born in Klamath Falls, OR and grew up during the depression. She was the first to attend college in her family, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. In 1947 she married her childhood friend, Cecil Fox, and they moved to Seattle. Before her children were born, Pat worked as a secretary teacher, and department store model. She also spent many years volunteering with the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Guild.

Pat and Cecil made Mercer Island their home in 1963 when their children started school. Pat made lifelong friends on Mercer Island, several of whom supported her at the end of her life. Her family especially wants to thank Elta Loy and Ellen Rider for their kindness.

The greatest tragedy in Pat’s life was the death of her son, David, in 1987 from cancer. Pat’s church home was East Shore Unitarian Church. She followed a long line of independent women. Pat was outspoken, but lead by example. She maintained an interest in politics until the end of her life. The last ten years of Pat’s life were spent at Island House where she pursued her lifelong passions: bridge and the Mariners.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Kathleen, grandchildren Patricia, Rainier and David, Alba Cortez and Franklin Cortez and by Romario Fletes; her great-grandson. She is also survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Jan Clark, Brian Clark and Carol Ampel of Oregon, and Gregg Clark of California.

Pat was preceded in death by her son, David Forrest Fox, and her husband Cecil Leroy Fox.

There were no services held at her request. Donations to the David F. Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund at Washington State University: Pullman, WA are suggested.




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