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“Hi Mary & Family,We just heard late today of Al's passing. You all hold such a special place in our hearts. So many fond memories of the two of you...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Al was such a wise, kind, and gracious man. My thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Georgia Jacques - Capitola, CA

“We love you Mary and Ashli (& Jason and the boys) & all the Fox family and are so very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Clyde & Ana Schaffer - CA

“The honor & blessing has been ours in knowing you both, Al & Mary. We remember Al's generous heart & welcoming smile. Mary, we welcome the time to...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Vic & Stephanie Clowser - CA

“Our thoughts are with you Mary and your family. Certainly Al is flying with the eagles above the Salish Sea! ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Susie and Dale Moses - WA

“So very sorry for my friend Ashli and her family. Thank you for your services ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Maria Valera-Johnson - Des Moines, WA

“Last NOTAM. Fly high LCDR Fox. Now you get to reach out and touch the face of God. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jimj Kellett - Snohomish, WA

“We are thankful for the many years we knew and loved Al. May his life be a testimony to many who also knew and loved him.Bobbie and Ellis ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Soar with the eagles our friend. may the Lord bless you and keep you as well as your family. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Ed and Mary baumeier

“Mary, you and Al brought such blessings to my life. May you be blessed with strength and family at this time. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Miller

“Dear Heavenly Father, thankyou for the time I got to spend with Al. It was your purpose to bring Al and Mary into my wife's life at the Lake Church...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jason Darby - Lake Stevens, WA

“You lived a full life with a wonderful wife. She will miss you. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Taffy Hoffman - Palo alto, CA

“I spent many Saturday mornings over the last 18 months or so at Al's breakfast table....Al made me feel so blessed to be there as he crawled out of...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Darby - Lake Stevens, WA

“I always admired Al, he was a great man. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Thrash - Aptos, CA

“Will miss you Al!! Thanks for allowing me to be a small part of your family during the 80s at the Coastlands!! ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Brad Alford - Paso Robles, CA

“You knew where you were going when you left here, Al. With Jerry. Laughing, sharing, loving on family and other friends. We will mis you......but,...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Love ya Al - you made us feel like family! Love you Mary :) ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Dennis & Judy Roberson - WA

“We'll miss you, Al! May you rest in Peace ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Ron Barrow - Shoreline, WA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Cyndi DeGroot - Lake Stevens, WA

“May you Rest In Peace, Al, after living such a big and full life. I miss you already. Love, Heather ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Heather Fox - Capitola, CA


Alwyn L. Fox, Jr., LCDR USNR, 91 of Lake Stevens, WA passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Santa Rosa, CA on January 30, 1926, Al spent his childhood in Sacramento, CA. He lived much of his life in Santa Cruz, CA before moving to Washington in 2000.

At the young age of 17, Al joined the Navy to pursue his passion for aviation. At the completion of flight school, he served in WWII, Korea & Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea. Following his 22-year Naval career, Al worked as an Advertising Salesman for Pacific Bell.

Al lived an adventurous life and was a storyteller. From "short cuts" on road trips to roughing it camping and flying his small plane through a lightning storm, he was always up to something. In retirement he continued living his dream taking his boat on adventures all over the U.S. and Canada with his wife Mary, and their dog, Charlie. Some of their favorite trips included cruising the San Juan and Gulf Islands, Alaska and the Intercostal Waterways. Al was a member of the Navy Yacht Club, Everett leading cruises into Canada. Flying and boating were passions that he passed onto and shared with his children and grandchildren. He had a generous heart, willing to give of himself.

Al loved his God, country, and family and was a hero, father, grandfather, aviator and yachtsman. He is survived by his wife, Mary of 48 years, and his children Linda Goldbum of New York, Doretha Irving of Washington, Ashli Sturgill of California & Noah Fox of California and their spouses. Al is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, & 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Bennett and Joaquina Sadlier, and his son Alwyn Fox III.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County for all their loving care and support over the past six months.

A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 am at The Coastlands, 280 State Park Dr., Aptos, CA with a reception to follow. Memorial donations can be made in Al's name to Providence Hospice, 2731 Wetmore Ave. #500, Everett, WA 98201 or Everett Gospel Mission, 3711 Smith Ave., Everett, WA 98021