Nora Fox, age 87 of Lake Orion, Michigan and formerly of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she raised her family, passed away peacefully February 4, 2023, at Saint Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, with her family surrounding her, affectionately voicing a treasure of cherished family memories that were experienced throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, William D. Fox; her mother, Marjory Jeffers; along with her brothers, J. Lawrence (Madelyn) Jeffers, and Robert (V Joan) Jeffers. Nora is survived by her six children, Roberta E. Strandberg of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bridgett E McCarthy (Jon Schick) of Lake Orion, Michigan, Kathleen (Randy) Kooiman of Overisel, Michigan, William D. (RITA) Fox II of Lowell, Michigan, Shawn M. Fox (Michael Zahorchak) of Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Colin Fox of Lake Orion, Michigan. Nora was a loving mother as well as a wonderful loving grandmother. She is survived by all her grandchildren whom she loved very much, Stephanie (Robert) Todd, David (Dawn) Strandberg, Patrick (Joannie Baird) Cooper, Michael McCarthy, Daniel Kooiman, Aaron Fox, and Riley Zahorchak. Nora has three great-grandchildren, Brittany Strandberg, Kiley Strandberg, and Gavin Briseno; two great-great grandchildren Noah and Emmalynn; and many nieces and nephews.
Nora was a graduate of Mount Mercy Academy in Grand Rapids and she worked at Lear Siegler and Rowe International. Nora was known for her quick wit, great advice, and the ability to tell it like it is. If you didn’t have an opinion, she’d give you one. Nora and her husband Bill lived a wonderful life and were amazing together. Nora was very proud of her family and enjoyed family gatherings to reminisce about the past. She loved music, movies as well as singing and telling stories about friends, family, and crazy past events. There will never be another like her! We will miss you Mom and treasure every memory we had with you. Nora will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. You will remain in our hearts always. The family will be having a private burial ceremony.
Nora will missed by all family and friends, my sincere sympathies, God bless you all.
Nora and Bill were a perfect match on earth and now in heaven, I can envision both of them together having the time of their eternal lives enjoying music and laughter! They both created many wonderful memories for generations. Your family is my thoughts and prayers.
I first met Nora 47 years ago in the Pantlind Hotel. Introduced and instantly clicked. I enjoyed many years of singing and telling stories with her dry and wry sense of humor. BTW, I can still hear Nora singing “Nevertheless”.. Kel Geiger