HAYS - Quentin Roy Fox Sr., 79, "Nee ah Ha Tsits Etha Athan" meaning Takes His Mother-in-law Meat and a World War II veteran, died on April 20, 2003, at a Malta rest home after a long illness.
Rosary will be today at 3 p.m. at the Quentin Fox Sr. residence. Wake will be at 5 p.m. in the St. Paul's Mission Center with funeral Mass on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Lodge Pole Cemetery with military honors.
Quentin was born in Hays to George J. Sr. and Mary Agnes (Umstot) Fox on Jan. 13, 1924. He was raised in Hays until the death of his mother and was then raised by his grandparents, Belknap and Rebecca Fox.
Quentin enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 15, 1942 and was honorably discharged on Oct. 5, 1945. He re-enlisted on Dec. 14, 1945 and was honorably discharged on Feb. 2, 1946. His military duty was heavy machine gunner 605. He was in Company A 21st Engineer Regiment. He served in Algeria-French Morroco-Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno battles and campaigns. During his tour of duty, he saw the Roman Catholic Pope in Rome, Italy.
After his military career, Quentin married Lillian Talks Different on April 22, 1946 in Hays.
Quentin worked as a ranch hand, miner, logger, heavy equipment operator, wildland firefighter and carpenter. All his occupations allowed him to work where he loved it most, the outdoors, and staying close to his beloved family. He enjoyed driving around the countryside and being in the mountains. He was a generous man and he offered whatever he had to anyone in need. He was always concerned about the well-being of others. He encouraged and inspired his children and grandchildren to finish school after earning his own high school diploma after returning from the service. He was proud of his children and grandchildren in whatever endeavors they pursued.
Quentin was preceded in death by his parents; son, Quentin R. "Sacker" Fox Jr.; and his first grandson, Quentin Joseph Blackcrow; brothers, Preston Rufus Fox, Robert Fox, Stephen Fox Sr., George Fox Jr., Ed Nicholson Sr.; and sister, Katherine Fox.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Fox of Hays; daughters, Mary Agnes (Joe "Fiddles") Blackcrow, Elizabeth Ann Fox, Katherine Irene Fox and Rebecca Frances (Raymond "Ted") Standing Bear, all of Hays; son, Robert Lee (Margaret "Peggy") Fox of Hays; adopted daughters, (Indian Custom) Margaret (John R.) Strike of Fort Belknap, Brenda (Charles) Farnell of England and Illinois; adopted son, Paul (Lisa) Never Misses A Shot of Great Falls; special nephews, Sherman Talks Different of Hays and James Firemoon of Fort Belknap; sisters, Margaret Fox Big Leggins and Louella Fox Stiffarm, both of Hays; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.