Geneal Posey Fox, 87, of Stanwood, Wash., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Geneal grew up in the Flathead Valley in northwest Montana, then moved to Skagit County in 1947.

She attended and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1950, later earning a bachelor's degree in college.

In 1957 Geneal met and married her first husband of 35 years, Don Posey, who passed away with their son Clint Posey.

In 1993 she then married Del Fox of Stanwood with whom she spent the last beautiful and loving 26 years.

After high school Geneal pursued a long successful career at DSHS for over 32 years while ranching 500 head of cattle. She went on to be a real estate broker; she owned nine Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. Then she joined Del at Del Fox Meats.

Geneal loved traveling. She traveled to rodeos across the northwest United States and Canada, made annual trips to Kauai, Hawaii, Eliza Island and World Finals Rodeo. She traveled the U.S. for family reunions and conventions.

Geneal was very involved in her community. She helped start the first 4-H Horse Club in Washington.

She had a true love for animals and for being on the ranch. Geneal enjoyed horseback riding, Amis the donkey, sailing, boating, spending time on Eliza Island, as a rodeo timer, Red Cross, riding club, Job Corps, Anacortes Yacht Club, Stanwood Senior Center and square dancing. She was active in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

Geneal will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her husband Del Fox, daughter Jackie Katanik (Ed), Jennifer Bennett and son Ronnie. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister, Loralen Stiles (Wayne), brother Larry Waldron (Claire) and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, first husband and son.

Memorials can be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Building Fund, Stanwood.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the care of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.

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