Carol Booth Fox
January 11, 1929 - March 17, 2010
Carol Booth Fox passed away March 17, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y., the oldest of four children. She graduated from Connecticut College, and not long after moved to Germany and then later lived in France, Iran and Switzerland before returning to the United States in the mid-’60s.
Carol moved to Steamboat Springs in 1977. She worked for many years as a travel agent at Great Escape, and she planned trips for her clients to parts of the world she knew and loved, most especially France. She was a keen skier, tennis player and book club member. She loved to cook and did it extremely well. Her culinary repertoire featured dishes from the many places she had lived. And let’s not forget her secret homemade mustard sauce, which was legendary and highly coveted.
Carol was a dedicated public servant to Steamboat, serving on the Planning Commission, elected to the City Council and appointed to the board of Mount Werner Water. Carol was a charter member of the Yampa River Botanic Park, where she remained a board member until her death. Her dedication to her community was recognized when she received the City Council’s first volunteer award, and she was the recipient of the Hazie Werner Award in 2009.
A conventional obituary cannot capture the essence of Carol’s uncompromising spirit. She was lucky to have so many wonderful friends who appreciated her amazing generosity of spirit, admittedly tinged with occasional sarcasm, her love of fine food and drink, her passion for gardening, and ultimately, her gracious departure from life. Carol will be missed greatly by each person whose life she touched.
She leaves behind her four children, Sara, Kate, Carie and Bayard Fox, and four grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Yampa River Botanic Park with a reception immediately following at the Trillium House. Please feel free to make donations to the Carol B. Fox Garden Fund, in care of Yampa Valley Community Foundation.