Larry Fox Class of 1951

Larry Fox of Ridgecrest

While looking for an obituary for Elton Fox, class of 1945 I found the obituary of his brother, Larry Fox. Larry graduated with the class of 1951. He died may 30, 2012 Larry lived most of his life in Ridgecrest but lived in Trona for a while.

I think I vaguely remember Larry. I think he and his family lived on the west end of Clover Street for a while. My parent knew him and were friends with his father, Joe Fox. When they were first married they lived at what was called the Bowman Hog Ranch which was owned by Joe. Joe also several businesses in Ridgecrest.

According to Larry’s obituary he served in the military during World War II and was responsible for the first teeth being painted on Fish Rock during the 1930s

Fish Rock The Early Years

This is the way Fish Rock looked like in Larry Fox’s artistic days

There is another version of the Fish Rocks story that has Larry Fox’s father Joe as the one that painted the teeth on Fish Rocks see Angling the Fish Rocks Story and High Desert Memories

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About David L Stevens

David has been the creator and maintainer of Trona on the Web since 1996. He has been creating websites since the beginning of the World Wide Web. He is not the best person to be the webmaster for a Trona Website but someone needs to do it and Doug Polly isn't with us any longer. David worked in maintenance for the San Bernardino City Schools, retired from Honeywell, worked in IT for a while and is now working as a school bus driver.

5 thoughts on “Larry Fox of Ridgecrest

  1. Betty Williams Hoover

    Website looks great! Just wanted to let you know … The pic you have posted of Rex Duffell is really Elliot Cook, don’t know what year though. Thanks

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  2. jerry d hardison

    David Stevens (class of ’61) Darn David we certaily are getting older. Thanks for the website. I love the pictures of the valley.

    Jerry D. Hardison (class of ’61)

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  3. Lou Erwin

    SORRY TO LEARN OF LARRY FOX’S PASSING.
    DID LARRY FOX ALSO RETIRE FROM STAUFFER CHEM. IN WESTEND?
    IF SO I NEW HIM VERY WELL AS WE WORKED TOGETHER.

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