In Memory of




Obituary for Dell Hebertson Fox

Dell Hebertson Fox, 85, beloved husband of Laura Nordin Fox, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2022, the day after their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Dell was a faithful husband, father, uncle, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, U.S. Air Force officer and veteran, talented artist and busy architect.

The son of Clifford Augustus Fox and Mary Edna Hebertson Fox, Dell was born in 1936 in Salt Lake City and raised in Murray, Utah. A 1954 graduate of Murray High School, he worked two years as a SLC motorcycle policeman then joined the U.S. Air Force as a radar navigator. He served for 20 years with two six month tours during the war in Vietnam, and moved the family to bases in California, South Dakota, Arkansas and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

After retiring from the Air Force he had a second career as an architect. A Boston Architectural College graduate, Dell owned his own architectural business in Greenland, NH, and for many decades designed beautiful buildings including renderings and models. His paintings and furniture are cherished by his family. He loved to read, fish, hunt, ski and golf. He could fix anything and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He could tell a great story and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Dell was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife, their four children, Heidi Fox Mayfield (James Mayfield), Erin Fox Gentile (Frank Gentile), Nathan W. Fox (Lisa Zwearcan Fox), Paige Fox Thomsen (Christian Thomsen), his grandchildren, Stefan, Ben, Zachary, Sam, Megan (Spencer), Molly (Austin), Anna, William, Lea, Kyla, and great grandchildren, Claire and Chloe, and many nieces and nephews, each one his favorite.

The family is grateful to the caring staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, MA, during Dell’s battle with Alzheimer’s.

Visiting hours Friday, August 19th, beginning at 9:00AM in the Acton Funeral Home 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte. 111) Acton. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Central Street, Acton, at 11:00AM.