Jacob Fox

Jake Fox, 95, passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2018 at Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge, Montana. The son of Jacob and Marie, he was born in Billings, Montana, June 3, 1922.
Jake deferred later school years to begin ranch work at a young age. On March 24, 1946 he married Geraldine “Jerry” Smith. They lived in Bridger, Montana for six years before settling in Red Lodge.
Jake and Jerry’s marriage was blessed with three wonderful sons: Stanley, Randy and Gary. Tragically, all of them died from different causes at young ages. Their love for each other, their ranch and community gave them hope that a full life was still possible.
Jake and Jerry operated the Willow Creek Guernsey Dairy for 20 years while farming and ranching outside of Red Lodge. Jake loved old farm equipment, country music and dancing.
Besides his sons, Jake was preceded in death by his wife Jerry, two brothers and five sisters: Harold, Henry, Molly Geist, Mary Staley, Emma Wegner, Lydia Bernhardt and Pauline.
Jake’s last 18 years we’re blessed by his loving friend and companion, Elsie Martin of Red Lodge. Together they danced and explored the West they loved so much. His life also was enriched by his very good friend Linnhe Reed of Red Lodge. Jake is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In 1991 the Fox’s “adopted” and mentored the George family when they first moved to Montana. Jake became Bethany and Sam George’s local grandfather. His love, guidance and infectious laugh were ever-present in their lives and will be missed greatly.
If you wish, please remember Jake by supporting the Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club or any organization supporting children.
A casual evening to gather and toast Jake will be planned soon.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Long, cold winter getting you down? Get out of the house and join the fun on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club.
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.