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John Jay Fox
February 11, 1960 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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John Jay Fox, better known as Jay, 63, left our world peacefully at his home on June 9, 2023. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Twin Buttes Wellness Center. Burial will follow at the Burr Family Cemetery, Twin Buttes.
A wake will begin at 5:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 13 at Twin Buttes Wellness Center.
Jay was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 11, 1960 to John Fox, Jr. and Reva Ann (Burr) Boepple. He grew up in Twin Buttes, ND and Halliday, ND. Jay’s parents divorced and later on his mom met the man who raised Jay to be who he is today, this was Victor Boepple.
Jay loved all outdoors activities, hunting, fishing, camping and was quite good at all of them. Hunting season with his son, uncles, nephews, and friends was one of his favorite times of the year. He also loved sports and played high school basketball and football. Jay earned many awards for his basketball skills and football. He played for the Halliday Wolverines and his family followed him to all the games, which he also did for his own children and grandchildren.
Jay graduated from Halliday High School in 1978. He later moved to Colstrip, MT which is where he met Rhoda Glenmore and they had two children, Tyson Fox and Lasha Fox. Plus he gained another son, Vydell YellowRobe who he loved as his own. Jay worked as a property supply manager for the Colstrip School District.
Jay was a traditional dancer and loved the pow-wow life. He always made it at least one day to every pow-wow on Fort Berthold. One of his wishes was to be able to dance again and he is now dancing again!
Jay eventually moved back to North Dakota with his son Tyson and started a new chapter in his life. He soon met Tiffany Rave and they had two daughters, Castle Ann and Victoria.
Jay was in the construction industry for many years until he was hurt on the job and had to be on disability. His health became an issue in the past few years and it didn’t improve. His laughter, kindness and support for his family, friends and the Native American community will be forever cherished by all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his father, Vic Boepple, Halliday, ND; children, Tyson Fox (Johnita), Polson, MT; Lasha Fox, Busby, MT; Castle Ann (Taylor), Bismarck, ND; Victoria (Ty) Bismarck, ND; sisters, Nina Crows Breast, New Town, ND; Jackie Danks (Marvin), New Town, ND; Jolene Whitman (Clifton), New Town, ND; Stacey Blacksmith (David), White Shield, ND; brothers, Wayne Fox (Shauna), White Shield, ND; Fred Fox (Kim), White Shield, ND; brother-in-law, Jeff Altringer, Twin Buttes, ND; his uncles Evan Burr, Jr., Larry Burr, Sr. (Rita), Tracey Burr (Gilda); Lonnie Burr (Trish); Aunties Deb Burr-Wilson (Jim), Gloria Fox-Brennen, Ardith Fox-Esquibel, Yolanda Bearstail; his grandchildren: Tyson’s children, Jaylee, AJ, Aria and Oakley; Lasha’s children, Mariah, Myrei, Manny, Tyleia and Ta’vaiya; Castle’s children, Zaya, Thalaeya and Amaris; and Victoria’s child, Braylin.
Those that left before him and are now welcoming him home are his mother Reva Burr-Boepple; father John Fox, Jr.; sister Jody Fox-Altringer; grandparents Agnes and John Fox, Sr.; Gertie and Evan Burr, Sr.; aunties Marlene Burr-Ward, Joy Burr, Verna Old Mouse, Joyce Burr; uncles Frederick W. Fox, Colin Fox, Ralph Fox, Keith Fox, Roger Old Mouse, Dennis Burr, Sr., and Clyde Bearstail. His nephews Darrell Danks and Zachary Benson. Brother-in-law Elgin Crowsbreast. Close friends and teammates Marlon Bell , Shotae Little Soldier and Brad Goetz. His son Vydell Yellow Robe.
Jay Fox you are forever in our hearts.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.