Richard A. Fox, Sr., 77, longtime Hardin area resident, died May 14, 1991 following an extended illness.

Born November 14, 1913, Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Fred C. and Grace O'Malley Fox. Rich grew up in Salt Lake City, graduating from West High School. In 1931 he was named the Utah State High School Violin Champion. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1937 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Rich was an engineer for the Caterpilar Tractor Co. from 1937-1941, until he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. During the war he served as an engineer in the Office of Chief of Ordinance at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. In 1946 Rich moved to Hardin, with his brothers, K.F. Fox and C.O. Lundberg, and formed Fox Oil Co. and in 1949, Triangle Motor Co. Rich served as president of Triangle Motor until 1986.Survivors include his wife, Roberta, Hardin; five sons, Richard, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Michael, Hardin; Steven, Moscow, Idaho; Dennis, Hardin; Timothy, Billings, Montana; an adopted son, Vasek Karas, Kirkland, Washington; brother, C.O. Lundberg, Hardin; sister, Grace Brady, St. George; six grandchildren.

Memorial Services will take place at 2 p.m., May 17, First Congregational Church of Hardin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard A. Fox Sr. Music Scholarship Fund, C/O First Interstate Bank, Hardin MT 59034

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