Frank Fossey passed away on November 17 at home with his family. Frank was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Virginia Elizabeth and Ellsworth Douglas Fossey. His family moved to Moab when Frank was young. Frank married his high school sweetheart Roxie Louise Engstrom in 1974 and they had three daughters. They shared 42 years of marriage and provided their daughters with a truly amazing home.
Frank graduated from the University of Utah in 1974. After some time in residential construction, he found his calling and returned to Moab to work in the radiation safety industry. During his 24 years at Rio Algom Mining, he enjoyed his time outdoors and was fortunate to find many friends, especially his longtime friend and co-worker Larry Axtell. He and his wife shared their love for their community and spent 10 years volunteering for the Grand County Ambulance Association together. He served as both president and vice president and trained so many new EMTs through the years.
After retirement, Frank spent most of his time walking in this beautiful area and exploring it with his grandchildren. Dylen’s favorite time with his grandpa was fishing and Alyssia’s was their daily bike rides. Xxander missed a lot of time with his Grandpa due to illness but his grandpa loved him very much. Frank endured many medical issues and could not have survived without the support and visits from his brother Dan, sister-in-law Peggy and nephews Isaac and Ty Coleman. His devotion to his family will be truly missed.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother and father (Virginia and Ellsworth Fossey); his two brothers (Daniel and John Fossey); his sister (Elaine Fossey); his nephew (Jason Fossey); and his niece (Elizabeth Fossey).
Frank is survived by his wife (Roxie Fossey); his daughters (Skye, Tristen and Kara Fossey); his grandchildren (Dylen, Alyssia and Xxander); his sisters-in-law (Peggy Foster and Patty Fossey); and his sister and brother-in-law (Lorraine and Ron Turner), as well as many nieces; his nephew; great nieces and great nephews.
At Frank’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be planned at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.