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Harold Lavar Fox
Harold Lavar Fox, "Hal", beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, was born August 24, 1923, in Vineyard, Utah, to George James Fox and Jennie Holdaway. He died August 20, 2012. He had 2 siblings, Burt Wesley Fox and Marion May Fox.
Hal served as Captain in the
United States Air Force
, working as a meteorologist in the Philippines', during
, as well as in England, Germany and Nebraska. He was a highly decorated veteran. Hal married Lucy Grant in the Salt Lake Temple, on May 16, 1942: they had 4 children, James, Nancy Jane, Kathleen, and Carolyn: Nancy Jane is the only surviving child. Lucy died after 26 years of marriage; Hal then married the lovely Joyce Benson in the Salt Lake Temple on August 20, 1968, and they enjoyed 44 years of marriage together. Joyce raised the children and they loved her.
Hal was a scientist, inventor, gardener, and poet; he wrote a poem for the kids and grandkids for their birthdays and for the family every year for Christmas. Hal and Joyce were active in the East Millcreek 11th Ward and they have many friends in the area. Hal has 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Friday August 24 at 2:00 pm in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2012
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"Joyce, My deepest sympathy on your loss. I pray that your faith and your family keep you comforted. ..."
- Daniel Nielson
"I miss you grandpa I love you I have so many fond memories with you and grandma Kim jeff and I were..."
- Kathy Leach
"Nancy, Even though we just met, it seems I have known you for years. What a burden you carry, and yet..."
- Jake Burns
"Rest In Peace Uncle Hal. May God bless you. Aunt Joyce, we love you! Love to Nancy and all."
- David Benson
"Dear Joyce, Nancy and family My condolences on Harold's death go to you and the family. I hope to see..."
- Kathryn MacKay Jones
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