BILLINGSS GAZETTE Thursday, January 12, 2006

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Lacox, Aaron Burton

HOGELAND - World War II veteran, Aaron Burton Lacox, 82, passed away Jan. 8, 2006, surrounded by his family at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. Visitation will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., in the Hogeland American Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Wing Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church, Hogeland Fire Department or the Hogeland Legion and Legion Auxiliary.

Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is entrusted with the arrangements.

Aaron was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Nodaway, Iowa, and came to Hogeland with his parents in 1929. The family was involved in farming and ranching south of Hogeland. Aaron graduated from Hogeland High School in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps 819th Bomb Squadron, where he served as a bomber pilot from 1943 to 1945. He was involved in numerous battles and campaigns, including the Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates and Western Pacific. He was wounded Jan. 17, 1944, at Iwo Jima.

Following the War, Aaron and his wife, Ruth, and family resided south of Hogeland, where they were involved in farming and ranching.

Aaron was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth (Zellmer) Lacox, whom he married on Dec. 26, 1945, in Harlem. Additional survivors include daughters Sandra (Eugene) Beck of Chinook, Dixie (Dennis) Roseleip of Billings, Sylvia (Fred, Jr.) Mohar of Turner; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Snider of Chinook, Hazel Allen of Havre and Beverly Billings of Great Falls. His parents, John and Bessie Lacox; a brother, Dean; and a sister, Floy Cannon, preceded him in death.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Thursday, January 12, 2006

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Aaron Burton Lacox

HOGELAND - Aaron Burton Lacox, 82, a World War II Army veteran, died of natural causes Sunday at a Havre care center.

Visitation is 7 this evening at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. His funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Hogeland American Lutheran Church, followed by burial with military honors in Wing Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth (Zellmer) Lacox, whom he married Dec. 26, 1945, in Harlem, Mont.; daughters Sandra (Eugene) Beck of Chinook, Dixie (Dennis) Roseleip of Billings and Sylvia (Fred Jr.) Mohar of Turner; three sisters, Florence Snider of Chinook, Hazel Allen of Havre and Beverly Billings of Great Falls; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Aaron Burton Lacox passed away Jan. 8, 2006, surrounded by his family, at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.

Aaron was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Nodaway, Iowa. In 1929, the family moved to Hogeland, and began farming and ranching south of there. Aaron graduated from Hogeland High School in 1939.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps 819th Bomb Squadron, where he served as a bomber pilot from 1943 to 1945. He was involved in numerous battles and campaigns, including the Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates and Western Pacific. He was wounded Jan. 17, 1944, at Iwo Jima. Following the war, Aaron and his wife, Ruth, and family resided south of Hogeland, where they were involved in farming and ranching. Aaron was a devoted family man.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie Lacox; a brother, Dean; and a sister, Floy Cannon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church; Hogeland Fire Department or the Hogeland American Legion or Auxiliary.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 12, 2006

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AARON LACOX


AARON LACOX

HOGELAND - World War II veteran Aaron Burton Lacox, 82, of Hogeland died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, surrounded by his family at Northern Montana Care Center.

Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hogeland American Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Wing Cemetery with military honors.

Aaron was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Nodaway, Iowa, and came to Hogeland with his parents in 1929. The family was involved in farming and ranching south of Hogeland. Aaron graduated from Hogeland High School in 1939.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps 819th Bomb Squadron, where he served as a bomber pilot from 1943 to 1945. He was involved in numerous battles and campaigns, including the Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates and Western Pacific. He was wounded Jan. 17, 1944, at Iwo Jima.

He married Ruth Zellmer on Dec. 26, 1945. They lived south of Hogeland, where they were involved in farming and ranching. Aaron was a devoted family man.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie Lacox; brother, Dean; and sister, Floy Cannon.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth (Zellmer) Lacox; daughters, Sandra (Eugene) Beck of Chinook, Dixie (Dennis) Roseleip of Billings and Sylvia (Fred Jr.) Mohar of Turner; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Florence Snider of Chinook, Hazel Allen of Havre and Beverly Billings of Great Falls.

Memorial donations may be made to Hogeland American Lutheran Church, Hogeland Fire Department or the Hogeland American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.

Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is entrusted with the arrangements.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Friday, January 13, 2006

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Aaron Burton Lacox

HOGELAND - Aaron Burton Lacox, 82, a World War II Army veteran, died of natural causes Sunday at a Havre care center.

Visitation is 7 this evening at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. His funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Hogeland American Lutheran Church, followed by burial with military honors in Wing Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth (Zellmer) Lacox, whom he married Dec. 26, 1945, in Harlem, Mont.; daughters Sandra (Eugene) Beck of Chinook, Dixie (Dennis) Roseleip of Billings and Sylvia (Fred Jr.) Mohar of Turner; three sisters, Florence Snider of Chinook, Hazel Allen of Havre and Beverly Billings of Great Falls; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Aaron Burton Lacox passed away Jan. 8, 2006, surrounded by his family, at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.

Aaron was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Nodaway, Iowa. In 1929, the family moved to Hogeland, and began farming and ranching south of there. Aaron graduated from Hogeland High School in 1939.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps 819th Bomb Squadron, where he served as a bomber pilot from 1943 to 1945. He was involved in numerous battles and campaigns, including the Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates and Western Pacific. He was wounded Jan. 17, 1944, at Iwo Jima. Following the war, Aaron and his wife, Ruth, and family resided south of Hogeland, where they were involved in farming and ranching. Aaron was a devoted family man.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie Lacox; a brother, Dean; and a sister, Floy Cannon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church; Hogeland Fire Department or the Hogeland American Legion or Auxiliary.

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