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Dodge Junction, Garfield County


Ira Fox

Funeral services were held for Ira E. Fox, who died Saturday, January 3, 1981, in Salem, Oregon. Fox, a former owner of the Dodge Junction service station, was 71 at the time of his death.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1909 at Endicott to Delbert L. and Vesta Fox. He moved with his parents as a small child to Bonners Ferry, where he received his education. The family moved to Canada for a few years, then settled at Weiser, Idaho.

Fox moved to Yakima where he married Lee Howard on Sept. 15, 1936. While residing in the Yakima area, he worked in fruit orchards. Shortly after his marriage, the couple moved to Northern California where Fox began working for the Forest Service. He continued as a government employee for 16 years, ending his service as an assistant ranger.

From 1952 to 1969, Fox and his wife operated service stations, beginning with one at Dodge Junction near Pomeroy, which he operated for four years. The other stations eventually operated were at Rosalia, the Spokane Valley and Lewiston Orchards.

With their retirement, the Foxes spent four years living at White Bird before moving to Clarkston in 1973.

Fox was a hunter and fisherman and enjoyed prospecting. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Lee of Clarkston; two sons, Delbert and Leslie, both of Clarkston; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be forwarded to the Richardson-Brown Funeral Home of Pomeroy for the Washington Lung Association.

The Rev. Howard Neal of the Pomeroy Christian Church officiated at the services at the Richardson-Brown Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at the Vineland Cemetery at Clarkston.

-- From September 25, 1980:


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