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Electa Mary Smith Fox

My beloved Minsox, Electa Mary Smith Fox of Carson City, NV passed away May 29, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was 87 years young. Electa was born on July 4th, 1927 in Adrian, Michigan to the late Roy and Gertrude Smith. She was precededin death by her brothers; Willis and Roland. Electa graduated from Michigan State Normal Collegein 1949 and was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. While attending college, she met my grandfather, Jack E. Fox a.k.a Papa. The moment Papa saw her, he said “ I’m going to marry that girl” and he did, August 20, 1950. She became a primary school teacher and a mother of 4. Electa’a life was filled with laughter and joy. She was an avid traveler/adventurer. For 27 years she enjoyed her Bible Study Fellowship and welcomed an intellectual challenge. She approached her entire life with grace and dignity. Always the wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, she was ready to give a hug or pat us on the bottom and say “bless your little heart” (I used to think that’s where my heart was located). Electa is survived by her life-long love, Jack Fox, her children Lynn Thompson of Carson City, NV, Steven Fox of Mt. Vernon, WA, Roger Fox of Edmonds, WA, Suzanne Fox of Carson City, NV, her nephew Jeremiah Smith and niece Rene Smith, her grandchildren Darlene Sawicki, Sandra Nelson, Justin Fox, Jason fox, Heather Fox, Crystal Fox, Roger Fox JR, and her greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers please enjoy laughter with your family, do a crossword puzzle, and/or donate to a charity of your choice and always think of Electaduring fireworks.

A service will be held at The Village Church in Incline Village on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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