Ruth Fox Passes Away at 85

Ruth Fox

Ruth Fox of Hermiston passed away on May 28, 2022 in Hermiston at the age of 85.

She was born in Mexico on Jan. 23, 1937.

Ruth grew up and attended schools in Stockton, Calif. She traveled extensively throughout her childhood as her father worked as a missionary, and his work took the family on many adventures to Mexico, Cuba and the United States.

In 1964, she met George E. Fox Jr.; the couple were united in marriage in San Diego, Calif. on June 20, 1964. The couple followed George’s military career to San Diego, Calif., Long Beach, Calif., Hawthorne, Nev., Charleston, S.C., Umatilla and Wasco. When the couple retired they built their dream home in Brookings, where they resided for several years. They moved to Eastern Oregon and have lived at the Hat Rock area near Hermiston for the past 20 years.

Ruth enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, working in her yard, sewing and quilting. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hermiston.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George; son, Roy Fox; two daughters, Brenda Long and Sandra Bryant; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Burns Mortuary Chapel, 685 W. Hermiston Ave.

Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.