David Anthony "Fish" Fox (Fox Ears Iixoki Ahba) 54, New Town, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Trinity Hospital, Minot.
David Fox was born on Sept. 18, 1958, in Minot, the son of George and Goldie (Dragswolf) Fox. He was raised in Mandaree and New Town and attended Wahpeton Indian School and New Town High School. He also attended high school at Intermountain School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a track and cross country runner.
After high school, he worked for Chinook Pipeline in Watford City in the late 1970s. He later took up building trades and worked in the renovation department at Fort Berthold Housing for many years.
Fish was a humble and kindhearted man who loved to joke and tease with everyone he knew. He was an avid hunter and learned how to castrate horses from his Father. He loved hunting with his father, brothers, Jeff and Orville, and his uncles, Maynard, Rex and Tex Fox. He enjoyed watching old cowboy and science fiction movies, visiting friends and gambling at the casino. He also enjoyed listening to country and old rock and roll music. He was also known as "Tony Boy" to many of his family members.
He cherished spending time with his grandchildren and often would babysit them. Fish loved his family and grandchildren; he often laughed and teased with them. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends for his ability to make them laugh. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. Fish was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, New Town and a member of the Waterbuster Clan and a child of the A Wa Xia Clan.
David "Fish" is survived by: his companion, Anna White, of New Town; son, Nathaniel Fox (Jenn); daughter, Cynthia Good Bird; adopted daughters, Jolene and Juanita Black Hawk; brothers, Jeff Fox and Orville Fox (Vickie); sisters, Zandra Ziebart, Monica Lyson (Darryl), Carmen Fox, Jolene Fox and Ardella Fox, all of New Town; aunts, Laverne Fettig and Roseanne Johnson, both of Mandaree, Donna Morgan, June Lizotte, and Martha Jarski, all of New Town; uncles, Leroy Crow Flies High and Wesley Hall, both of New Town; grandchildren, Nekomis, Taylor, Nate and Sadie Fox, Isabella, Quaiden and Izek; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jody Fox Gorman; brother, Darryl "Poncho" Two Crow; maternal grandparents, George Crow Flies High and Grace Medicine Crow; paternal grandparents, George and Mary (Birdsbill) Fox; infant brother, Gerald; nephew, Coulee Fox and sister-in-law, Brenda Fox.
Funeral: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church, New Town.
Wake services: Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. in Four Bears Community Center, New Town.
Interment: Shell Creek Congregational Cemetery, rural New Town.
Online condolences may be shared at (www.langhansfuneralhome.com).
(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)