Rachel Fox

rachel fox
Rachel passed away on January 16, 2019, at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, at the age of 73. Rachel Mary Quam was born on July 9, 1945, the daughter of Clifton and Marcy (Duclos) Quam, in Breckenridge, MN. She grew up on her parents farm outside of Wyndmere, ND. She graduated from Wyndmere High School in 1963 and then attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she graduated with a Business Education Degree in 1967. After graduation she moved to Washington State and taught business classes. She moved to Jamestown and taught at Jamestown High School, where she met Bill Fox. They were married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere on June 5, 1978. Together they enjoyed traveling and spending time at the lake and being with their grandchildren. Bill died in 1993 and Rachel moved to Riverview Place in Fargo. She continued doing the activities she loved which included going to Ottertail Lake in the summer and Texas in the winter. She enjoyed going to casinos, playing bridge and traveling. Rachel is survived by her children – Lisa (Tom) Silbernagel of Perham, MN; Michael Fox of Wheaton, MN; and Anne (Steve) Gregory of Monticello, KY. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren – Marisa, Colman, Devin, Abram, Brittany, Kassandra, Michael, David, and Katherine; and 11 great-grandchildren – Gabrielle, Langston, Lincoln, Eli, Callie, Henry, Scarlett, Ella, Andriel, William, and Emmitt. Her surviving siblings are Gerald (Jan) Quam of Wahpeton, ND; Rosine Quam and Maureen (Myles) Vosberg of Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Rachel was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Bill; and other extended family. FUNERAL MASS: 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND BURIAL: Calvary Cemetery in Jamestown at a later date

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  1. My sympathys to Rachel’s family. She was a dear friend from my Jamestown days through retirement days. She will be missed by many people who loved her. She will live on in our memories of her and the joy she gave us. Her smile always made my day. To a wonderful lady… I cherish our time together!

  2. I had the privilege to know Rachel Fox as a teaching colleague and as a friend. She was a professional dedicated teacher and was devoted to her students. We had some really good discussions on a variety of topics over the years and they were never boring. I was also fortunate to know her late husband Bill and to have the privilege to teach with him as well. What a great guy! Lisa, Michael and Anne, our sincere condolences go out to you as you mourn the loss of Rachel. I know you will remember her with love and admiration and that she will always remain in your hearts.


    John Riley Holmen

  3. Rachel was such a wonderful person. She was like our 5th sister. She was so good to Linda through all her illness!, Now I am sure they are in heaven playing some bridge and putting a few quarters in the slot machines. Only now they will be winning.Thanks Rachel for all you did for the family. You will truly be missed,, Rest In Peace dear friend. We love you,,
    Joan Johnson Cichos

  4. We will miss our dear Friend Rachel. Sending our thoughts and prayers. She was so proud of all of her family and always kept us posted. She was so hoping on making an AZ trip in March and I was so looking forward to her visit! So many good memories of Rachel! Janet and Nace Haugen

  5. We will miss Rachel so much down here at Sunchase IV at South Padre Island. She was so much fun… Rest in Peace my friend
    LuGene & Randy Peterson

  6. Spent many hours visiting and drinking coffee with my friend Rachel. She made everyone feel wecome. We were in St. Rita’s Circle together in Jamestown. A wonderful friend… Rachel will be missed.

  7. Rachel was a true friend. We traveled to many places together – medora volunteers, Alaska, MX, casinos and just good friends. I am going to miss her for certain. She talked about her family lots and truly loved them all. Until we meet again. Love you girl

  8. So sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. Sending my love and prayers to the Fox family. Wish I could be at the funeral to celebrate her life, but am out of the state.

  9. Many fond memories of playing together on the Wyndmere farm growing up, then later in high school and at UND. Always a special cousin.

  10. Anne and family, I’m so sorry about Rachel’s passing. What a beautiful picture of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Jane Grunenwald. Hugs!!🙏♥️ Wish I could be there…my heart will be!!

  11. Great, fun memories of Rachel especially playing bridge and St. Rita’s circle! Our condolences to the family.

  12. I loved getting to know Rachel these past 20 years! So sad she is gone but glad she is pain free. I’ll miss lunches together!

  13. Dear Fox Family: Sharing in your sadness as you remember Rachel. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort.

  14. We enjoyed Rachel and Rozine as our neighbors at Ottertail Lake Campground and becoming friends. We had some memorable times there, especially campfires at Betty’s. Rachel was a wonderful and kind person. Our sincere sympathy to her entire family.
    The Schnoes Family- Paullina,Iowa

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel’s family. We are so very sorry for your loss. May Rachel rest in peace knowing she was well loved and will be greatly missed

  16. Rachel and I roomed together at UND! My memories of those college days always include her. She was always giving and kind, never selfish or self-centered! She’s the kind of person you hope your kids will meet in life! I’m in schock of her passing! Prayers for her and all of the family!

  17. My sympathy to Rachel’s family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful women. I had the privilege to know Rachel when she worked for Jamestown Public Schools. I helped her with her employment benefits and she was a delightful person and so full of life. May God’s spirit be with you and the fond memories of Rachel keep you strong.

  18. Rachel was such a dear lady! She and sister Linda were such good friends and Rachel became a 5th Johnson sister when we were lucky enough to have her come on a sister/cousin cruise! Spent some great time together when she spent a few days with us in Vancouver. And she was there every step of the way when Linda was struggling. Now the two of them are in heaven hitting the casinos and playing bridge! Rest In Peace, Rachel-you will be missed by all that knew you!

  19. I went to school with Rachel in Wyndmere and send my deepest sympathy to her family during this difficult time.

  20. “We live on in the heads of those who remember us.” Rachel will live on for a very long time through the memories of those whose lives she touched. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

  21. I was lucky to teach with Rachel at Jamestown High School. She was a wonderful teacher and friend, a true professional. She had a great sense of humor and remains one of my role models. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this time.

  22. Although I didn’t know you well when we lived in Jamestown, Rachel, I grew to appreciate your dedication to teaching and enjoyed the fun and loving stories of times you spent with family and friends. You were a true joy to be around and will be missed! I know your family cherishes the memories that will live forever!
    Rest in Peace, Dear Rachel.

  23. Rachel was a great mentor for me in the business department at JHS. I was teaching part time and my job was going to end but Rachel encouraged me to take and a leave of absence and she would retire the next year. I did and I continue to teach at JHS. She was also a very faithful sub once she retired before she moved to Fargo. She was always interested in how my children were doing.
    Bill had made a rocking horse for my son Alex when he was born in 1993 and I plan to give it to my son when he has children.
    They were a very giving and wonderful couple. Their lives touched many.

  24. I think of her as I tap this message out–she taught me to keyboard! Shine on, Mrs. Fox.

    -Mia Bolte
    JHS Class of 1988

  25. Oh, my heart breaks ❤️…we are so thankful that we met you this fall and got to hear so much about your family and your precious grand children and great grandchildren. I so hope they loved the books that you chose to buy from me for them. I know how excited you were to get them. My mama lives in Bethany Nursing Home and that’s where we saw your obituary and first found out! We’re not sure what happened or even how you ended up at Bethany, but we do know it’s all in God’s timing. You certainly will be missed Rachel ❤️
    In love and friendship, Jody & Curt Anderson

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