Merle Fox marks 100 years

Merle Fox has cowboy stories to share.All friends and relatives are invited to help Merle Fox celebrate his100th birthday.

An open house, hosted by his children, will be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Nazarene Church in Prineville, 780 East First St. It is asked there be no gifts, but cards or pictures and memories of him are welcome.

Mr. Fox’s children and their spouses are Bob and Carol Fox, Jo and Don Barber, and Roy and Linda Fox. He has 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fox was born in Madras, on the Agency Plains, on Feb. 17, 1914, to Miles and Florence Fox. He was the sixth of seven children (six sons and one daughter, and is the only one living out of the original family.

When he was a young boy, the family moved to the Paxton area just north of Madras. They built a two-story house, which is still standing. He and his siblings attended Frog Springs School and later the Paxton School.

In his youth, he did a lot of cattle driving for his dad and also for other ranchers in the area.

He married Evelyn Dill in 1943, and they had three children, Bob, Josephine and Roy.

Mr. Fox worked in the woods for much of his life and in the later years he established a saw shop in Prineville, which he operated for several years, before retiring.

He is, and always will be, a cowboy, and has so many good stories to tell about his cowboy days.




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