Services set for former Breckenridge resident
June 29, 2006
Services will be held Saturday for James Robert “Bob” Fox, who helped build the Dillon Dam. Fox, 66, a former Breckenridge resident, died June 23 at his home in Loveland.He was born in Minturn on April 26, 1940. He graduated high school in 1958 and retained a basketball scholarship to Lamar Junior College. He also attended Western State College in Gunnison.
Fox started his career in construction and was particularly proud of his work in the construction of the Dillon Dam. He went on to work for Coors for many years as a marketing and sales executive. Fox was a passionate, lifelong entrepreneur and small businessman with interests from grocery and liquor retailing, sports and fitness management, beverage production and distribution and lodging operations.
Fox was an avid outdoorsman who loved trout fishing and hiking the western U.S., basketball, golf and he had a particular fondness for tennis. He loved spending outdoor time in his childhood home of Northern Idaho. He was active in local politics in the Summit County area when he lived in Breckenridge. Fox is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his sons Derrick Joe Fox of Temecula, Calif. and Steve Fox (Jackie) of Kenneth Square, P.A.; his brother Dave Fox of Cales Belb, Idaho; his sister Betty Browning of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho; his grandchildren Delaney and Bridget Fox; and his companion Vicki Biddle and her children Jeremy Osteen (Missy) and Amy Aragon (Harold), and grandchildren Trevor, Alexandria, Trinity and Alexander.Fox’s memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at 1st Christian Church in Loveland.Memorial contributions can be made to Muscular Dystrophy or Diabetes Association in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1440 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.