Judi Kay Strausbaugh Fox, 67, of Logan, passed away peacefully Tuesday after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends at her home at the time of her passing. Born Jan. 10, 1956, in Bremen, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Martha Myers Strausbaugh.
She is survived by her loving husband, James Patrick Fox, to whom she was married for more than 44 years. In addition, her aunt, Jane Myers DeVol, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was a 1974 graduate of Logan High School and was retired from the Logan-Hocking School District after 31 years of service. Her love of art allowed her to share her passion with all of the students that she helped educate, while serving as an aide in the art department in the local elementary schools.
Judi’s love of art, nature, wildlife and her wonderful sense of humor will always be remembered because she touched so many lives and animals during her lifetime. For those of us who had the privilege of visiting Judi at her home, often witnessed her feeding deer by hand and watching her pet them and scratch their ears – she truly was a deer whisperer. But her greatest joy in life was sharing her life with her best friend and soulmate, Pat, as well as hanging out with the rest of her loving family and friends. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten and we all feel blessed to have known her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Noah Fox, and brother, James Richard (J.R.) Strausbaugh, and her in-laws, Paul and Anna Marie Schorr Fox, as well as her grandparents, many aunts and uncles.
At Judi’s request, she will be cremated, noting that even though they own cemetery lots at Oak Grove Cemetery – she said that her love of living in the country made her not want to ‘live in town’! No funeral service will be held at this time but a celebration of her life will be hosted in the spring for her family and friends.
Donations in Judi’s memory may be made St. Jude Children’s Hospital, of which Judi was an avid supporter.