Julian Burton Fox, a long-time resident of Kanab, passed away May 12, 2023, at the age of 96 in Cedar City. He was born March 16, 1927, to Frank H. and Julia (Burton) Fox in Salt Lake City, the youngest of five children.
Julian grew up in Salt Lake City in the tough times of the Depression. He joined the US Coast Guard at 18, serving in World War II along the US west coast and the Philippines. He served an LDS mission in Montana, but had to return home early due to illness. He met Barbara Anderson and they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 19, 1946. They raised five children. These were years of hard work with little time for play, but there were occasional fishing trips and a vacation or two.
Julian joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1950 as a dispatcher and trooper in Utah County. In 1954 the family moved to La Verkin and then Washington where he worked until 1960 when he was transferred to Kanab and made Sergeant over Piute, Garfield, and Kane Counties. He retired after 27 years of service.
While in Kanab Julian was elected to the City Council for two terms and was very proud of this service.
He and Barbara purchased a store/campground/post office in Antimony where they stayed for several years. Julian could even be found painting a bathroom, repairing anything that needed it, and cooking burgers behind the little counter. He was elected almost immediately to the City Council of Antimony.
As Barbara’s health deteriorated, they made several moves, but finally returned to Kanab where Barbara passed away in 1998.
Julian married Christina Chatterley later that year and they were sealed in the St. George Temple on August 11, 2012. They enjoyed many years together fishing, playing cards, and reading until Christie passed away in 2018. Julian was LDS ward clerk at this time, serving for many years, and a calling he took very seriously.
Throughout his life Julian worked hard at his hobby of building stuff—he was forever building an addition on to any house, hammering together a storage unit, or clambering around on the roof to fix something. He had his own cement mixer and there was always a sidewalk or patio being put down. It was very hard for him when he got too old to pursue this lifelong passion.
Julian is survived by children Susan, Bruce (Sandy), Marc (Sylvia) and Lori (Gary) Langley, daughter-in-law Debra (Brent); his “bonus children” Raelene (Scott) Johnson, Mark (Corinne) Hamblin, Robin (Mike) Kindt, and Tina (Shane) Button who was sealed to Julian as his daughter, and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, wives Barbara and Christie, and son Brent.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Kaibab Stake Center, 1435 S McAllister Dr, Kanab at 11:00 AM. Viewing prior to services at 10:00 AM.
Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.
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So sorry to hear of Julian’s passing. He was a really nice guy. Thoughts and prayers to all his family members
We are going to miss Julian. He was fun to talk to and had such interesting stories. He was always interested in our lives. His mind was always sharp. He always wanted to help fix anything. He has waited a long time for this moving on to the next life. He used to say “how long does this take?”. But he would still take his vitamins and make sure he didn’t eat things that wasn’t good for his kidneys.
Thank you for being such a caring, wonderful, “bonus Dad.” I will miss our long talks about Western Movies, WW11, your love for classical music, history etc. “the air in my tires”! We love you, you will be greatly missed! 💗
I knew and worked with Julian while he was a sergeant on the Utah Highway Patrol, many many years ago. He was a stand out kind of guy. As has been mentioned here, he was able to do anything that was needing to be done. There is always a hole in a community when the likes of Julian move on. May he rest in peace.
Always Sarge to me. Absolutely used with the utmost respect. I don’t know that he would even remember why, but I sure do.
A good man gone.
The only guy that could put a stop to the shenanigans at the pool hall. Always had a great deal of respect for Sargeant Fox.
Maybe Julian will join his friend Lawrence. Clark. I remember Julian from the years on the Patrol. . My dad always remembered him fondly