Alice Flora (Sargent) Fox, 87, a homemaker and retired farm and ranch operator, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in the Special Care Unit of the Northern Montana Care Center where she received excellent care by many who loved her and were by her side, along with Pastor Rowlie and Suzette Hutton, her grandson Wade, and her daughter Karen.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at 1 p. m. in the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with burial following in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Fifth Avenue Christian Church. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Alice was born to Clarence and Mary (MacFarlane) Sargent Dec. 11, 1921, at home at the Milk River Coal Mine 2 l/2 miles northwest of Chinook, Mont. She was the tenth of eleven children. She attended school at the Mine School and in Chinook. She also attended the beauty school in Chinook. She met Herschel Fox in Chinook and they were married June 11, 1938, in Malta, Mont. They made their home at the Milk River Coal Mine for the next six years when their two children were born: son Dennis Clyde in 1940 at Walla Walla, Wash., when they seasonally worked in the wheat fields near Waitsburg, Wash., and daughter Karen Marie in 1942 at Havre, Mont. In 1944 they moved to Havre. They operated a grain farm and cattle ranch northwest of Havre and also a farm southeast of Havre in Blaine County until 1981. In l988 they moved back to their home in Havre where they resided until the death of Herschel in December 2003. Alice will always be remembered by those who knew her as a wonderful homemaker, a loving and faithful wife, a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved all people, especially children and her family, had many friends, and appreciated beautiful hair and smiles as she always had them. She was a long-time member of the Fifth Avenue Christian Church, where she served on various committees, hospitality, kitchen, and circles, and also was a Sunday school teacher. She lived her faith throughout her life and never wavered in her desire to be with Herschel again. She was a long-time member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bertha (Art) Cox and Clarice (Wes) Bell; eight brothers, Dan, Lauren, Charles, Gaylord, Floyd, Richard, Kenneth, and Victor; her husband Herschel in 2003 and her son Dennis in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fox of Columbus, Mont.; two grandchildren, Wade Fox of Bozeman and Teresa Albertson of Victor, Idaho; four greatgrandchildren, Justin Fox, Riley Hughes, Tyson Krieter and Caden Albertson; many nieces and nephews; and two loving sisters-in-law. Alice, “you left a beautiful memory and a sorrow too great to be told. But to us who have loved and lost you, your memory will never grow old. Always a silent heartache, many a silent tear. But always a beautiful memory of one we love so dear. God gave us strength to bear it and courage to take the blow. But what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.”