Nov. 5, 1933 – March 18, 2017
Alice May Fox, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. She was born November 5, 1933 in Nome, Ala. She was the beloved daughter of the late Henry G. “Hank” Miller and Margaret Odessa Miller (née Wright).
Alice attended public schools in Nome, Alaska, and graduated from Union High School in Union, Ore. She attended Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and later graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg with a degree in Drama.
Alice raised her 6 children with her husband Paul A. Fox on a wheat farm near Connell, Wash. where she attended the Connell Church of the Nazarene. She later lived in Ellensburg, Wash., Nashville, Tenn., and finally settled in Port Townsend, Wash. There she was involved with the Stephens Ministry and attended the Trinity United Methodist Church where she sang in choir and wrote articles for their newsletter. She also sang in the Community Choir and performed in numerous plays with the Key City Players.
Alice was a gifted artist, who painted watercolor paintings, cards and bookmarks. She began writing a novel on the Great Nome Gold Rush of 1899-1909. She had a heart for the poor and ministered to many people in need. She loved reading to her children and made wonderful homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. Alice loved music, photography, acting, knitting, travelling, reading a good novel, swimming, and riding her bicycle. She enjoyed visiting her family on the farm and playing Rook and other games during holidays.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother Evelyn J. Miller (née Sanders, DeLay), her former husband Paul A. Fox, and her brother Henry T. Miller. Alice is survived by her children Margaret J. Castle (Neil), Randall P. Fox (Nancy), Ross K. Fox (Linda), Rebecca M. Strenge (Marvin), Philip C. Fox (Judy), and David R. Fox; her siblings Ray Miller (Arlysa), Donna Howse, and Gerald Miller (Cheryl); her sister-in-law Connie B. Miller; her grandchildren Kathryn Freepons (Joel), Brian Fox (Kayla), Carrie Paquette (Carl), Jonathan Fox (Justine), Jason Fox (Courtney), Julie Drake (Alfred), Logan Fox, Nathanael Castle, Jessica Garcia (Tyler), Sena Strenge, Kimberley Strenge, Calvin Fox (Hannah), and Bradley Fox; and her 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Connell Church of the Nazarene, Connell, Wash. on Saturday, March 25, for a funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Connell.