Irene Helen Fox

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Irene Helen Fox

Irene Helen Fox

Irene Helen (Hebner) Fox, 95, passed away peacefully at the Eastern Montana Veteran's Home, in Glendive, Montana, on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Irene was born December 29, 1923, to George and Katharina (Kraemer) Hebner in Fresno, California. The small family moved to Billings, Montana around 1938, and set up house-keeping on Boulder Avenue which was outside the city limits at that time. Irene resided in this general area the rest of her life, until she entered the Eastern Montana Veteran's Home in Glendive, Montana in 2012. 

On February 23, 1941, Irene married Herman Fox in Laurel, Montana. After Herman returned from US Army military service during World War II, the young couple built their home on Boulder Avenue, across the street from Irene's parents. By 1959, the couple had added three children to the family, son Herman Richard and daughters Mary Elizabeth and Victoria Susan. 

Irene was a stay-at-home mother most all of her life. For a fairly short time, she worked outside of her home at the Snappy Food store. After construction of the Boulder Avenue grade school, Irene performed limited, children day-care services in her home, for several years. 

Irene enjoyed cooking, proud of the fact that no visitor ever left her home hungry. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting, creating many textile treasures. Irene also enjoyed helping to raise her local grandchildren. Irene loved to grow and enjoy all varieties of flowers. She even seemed to enjoy stuffing sausage casings at the numerous wild game processing events. 

Irene is survived by her son, Herman Richard of Billings, her daughter Mary Elizabeth of Bismarck, ND and her daughter Victoria Susan of Billings, Mont. She also leaves three grandchildren: Danielle Cook of Phoenix, Arizona, Katie Hauer of Helena, Montana, and Holly Chouinard of Billings. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Abby and Brooke Hauer of Helena, Gallatin and Jackson Cook of Phoenix, and Isabella Chouinard of Billings. 

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katharina Hebner and her husband, Herman Fox. 

The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Eastern Montana Veteran's Home for the wonderful care Irene received during her last years. 


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