Mary Fox

Mary Fox

Mary Fox

Bellevue, WA — Mary Fox, a long-time resident of Bellevue, left us on Thursday, April 6th at Overlake Hospital Medical Center.

Born in 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary was known for her cheerful attitude, bright smile and one-of-a-kind laugh that would light up a room. Mary was one of three children of the Eliason family. She grew an interest in the aviation industry, working several years as a stewardess for American Airlines, where she met many wonderful friends and had the opportunity to travel and experience the culture of different locales around the United States.

Mom’s Wedding

She lived in New York, NY, San Francisco and Denver before settling down in the Seattle area. It was at this time that she met and fell-in-love with her Husband John N. Fox.

Growing with the Fox Family, she was introduced to the boating world. Mary enjoyed traveling up and down the west coast with her family who boat raced. Additionally, she volunteered much of her time for the boat racing committee for APBA and Seattle Drag & Ski racing events and developed a considerable list of lifetime friends. With her husband John, she also became a life member of the Seattle Yacht Club. At SYC, she contributed much of her time and established a number of acquaintances with whom she enjoyed socializing throughout life.

She is survived by her husband John, son Chris, and daughter Krista, three grandchildren and brothers Paul Eliason, and Jon Eliason. Preceding her was the passing of her son, John Jr. Prior to Mary’s passing, she was most excited for her soon-to-be 4th grandchild, who will be named “CJ” in honor of Chris and deceased son John Jr, as well as the boat racing class CJ (Competition Jet) in which the family raced in.

As per Mary’s wishes, her ashes will be spread on the beach next to her son John Jr. in Maui.

At the request of Mary, there will be no memorial services planned.

8 Responses to “Mary Fox”

  • Chris Fox says:

    Mom, I will always remember you for what a joyous person you were. A boy could not ever ask for a better mother. You were always there for me and supported me no matter what my crazy inspirations were! You brought so much love and happiness and touched so many people throughout life. You will be dearly missed! Enjoy your time upstairs with your John!!!

  • Terri Moschetto Glynn says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I met her many years ago when Jim Glynn Jr. and I were first engaged. She was such a good friend to my in-laws, Helen and Jim, and she always greeted me with a smile and friendly hello. She will be missed by the whole Glynn family.

  • PAT Brzusek says:

    I will miss seeing Mary’s bright face. We often met in the grocery store. We raised our kids together. She was always cheerful. She was always proud of her children and Grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fox family.

  • Louise Thomas says:

    My heart and prayers go out to Mary’s family. I was her dental hygienist for many years and it always brightened my day when I saw her name on the schedule. She had a wonderful smile and laugh and was so gracious. And what a strong women she was. I will never forget the day I met her in the lobby and asked her how she was and she told me her son had died the previous day. I’m still amazed she came to her dental appointment. She will be greatly missed by her dental office…she was a favorite of all of us.

  • Ellen Ward says:

    Mary was a great friend who I will always remember. Our conversations were a source of joy. I will truly miss spending time talking with Mary.
    My thoughts and prays are with John and the family.

  • Dick and Liz Byers says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to John and his family. Mary was a super person who we’ve known from the time John and Mary started dating. We always enjoyed Mary’s bubbly personality and her gracious hospitality.

  • Admiralette Constance Still 2007 says:

    It was another great Opening Day for the honor guard at Seattle Yacht Club. I’m sure you enjoyed it with us from the other side Mary. A hui hou me ke aloha pumehana!

  • Jeanne says:

    I was one of Mary’s roommates in New York all those years ago. I always meant to find her and get in touch again. I thought about her over the years, missed her and hoped for her happiness. The years passed too quickly and now it’s too late. I knew through the long gone “grapevine” that she was happily married and in touch with her much loved brothers. Now I see that her life was full and that she was much loved. I will miss her too.

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