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Judy Fox

June 15, 2022

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister Judy Kaye Mewhinney Fox, passed away in Boise ID on June 15, 2022 following a lengthy illness of Lewy Body.
Judy was born January 15 in Hillsboro, to her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Mewhinney. She and her twin, Joan, joined older sisters Donna (Erickson) and Shirley Mewhinney which quickly became a family of four young daughters ages 2½ years and younger. She began life in the damp, rainy weather of the Pacific Northwest during uncertain times. They returned first to New Meadows, Idaho and eventually settled in the Ridgeview area of Oregon where her youngest sister, Bobbi (Phil) Brubaker was born nine years after Judy and Joan.
Judy attended her first four-and-a-half years of grade school in the three-room Ridgeview School house in Eastern Oregon. When her parents were able to purchase their first farm, they moved across the State line into Idaho where she began attending Homedale Grade School and graduated from Homedale High School.
Following high school graduation, Judy moved to Boise, ID where she was employed with The Idaho Title Company. She later moved to Caldwell, ID where she worked for the First Security Bank. Soon she met her husband, Severt (Butch) Fox and they married on May 12, 1974 in Reno, Nevada.
After her children were born, Judy became a florist working for many years at Valley Floral in Caldwell ID and was especially gifted with arrangements. When her husband’s work transferred him to Pocatello ID she was employed by Christine’s Floral.
Butch and Judy enjoyed many car trips around the United States. Upon their retirement on various trips, they experienced a 4-day, 40 mile October hike around Vermont, a six-day tour of New York City enjoying eight Broadway plays, as well as exploring Washington D.C., riding a paddle boat down the Mississippi River and visiting New Orleans, Nashville, and Branson. They also enjoyed many trips to the Oregon Coast. Their last big trip was to Kauai, HI where they got to see their son get married on the beach.
Judy was also a gifted painter whose artwork brightened the lives of many. She and her twin, Joan, also an artist, published a book of their paintings entitled Flower Stands Along the Way which depicts the story of the flower stands along the Oregon Coast highway where Joan lived in Seaside before her death from kidney cancer at age 60.
Judy enjoyed her career in the floral business and other endeavors but her greatest joy and delight was her family. She was very involved in the lives of her daughter and son and eventually with her five grandchildren.
Her daughter Jessica (Atlakson) was born on March 3, 1977 and now lives in Seattle WA with her husband Ethan and two of Judy’s grandchildren, Zoë and Leif. Erick was born on May 17, 1979 and now lives in Boise ID with his wife Sarah and three of Judy’s grandson’s Mason, Hudson and Anderson. She was a delightful grandmother and very involved in their family life. They will miss her.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Mewhinney and her twin sister, Joan Mewhinney. Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Severt M. and Thelma Fox, three brother-in-laws Glen Erickson, Leland Fox, and Lawrence Fox, one sister-in-law Beverly Comeau.
Judy was a member of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Boise Idaho and her memorial service will be held Thursday the 23rd at eleven o’clock at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, located at 2981 E. Boise Avenue, Boise, ID 83706.
Special thanks go to the staff at Morning Star Memory Care and Keystone Hospice, Boise, ID for their excellent care. Judy's two sisters’ Donna and Bobbi were also instrumental in Judy’s care and we are deeply grateful. Thanks to her cherished friends who visited her weekly Darlene Stattner, and Kirk and Mary Kremer. Pastor Durham of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church who visited her often in order to sing and pray with her.
Donations in her name can be made to Lewy Body Dementia - www.lbda.org/

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June 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
2981 E. Boise Ave
Boise, ID 83706

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