Jack Wilson Boxx of Bellingham Washington passed away on September 6th, 2023 the age of 84. He was born on March 3rd, 1939 to parents Walter and Beulah Boxx in Van Buren, Missouri. Jack and his family came to Whatcom County when Jack was six years old. Jack and his two brothers traveled riding on the bed of a flatbed truck. Jack often shared the story of how he arrived with only one shoe after brother Bill had tossed one from the truck.
He graduated from Meridian High School in 1957 where he made lifelong friends, and would later serve on the board. He then went to work at Bell Telephone immediately after graduation. In 1959, Jack married his beautiful wife Judy Pike and they had two wonderful children. He retired from US West as an Installation Forman after 33 years of service.
Jack and Judy purchased five acres in Laurel Washington in 1966. Jack used his love and skill for building to build the home where they would raise their family. Jack’s love and skill for building continued as they developed their property with multiple structures, and landscaped it with may creations inspired by Judy. You could always find Jack in the shop working on a new wood working project, often with a great grandchild by his side.
Family was most important to Jack. He continued living in his family home for 55 years. He is survived by his wife Judy of 64 years, his children Becky Boxx, Mark (Shelly) Boxx. Grandchildren Sariah Crull, Kaycee and Owen Boxx, Bridget (Eric) Ingram, Tyler Boxx. Great Grandchildren Jacob, Olivia, Amelie, Riley, Ruby, Cohen, Lola, and Noa.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 1:00 p.m. at Ten Mile Cemetery.
Family and friends are welcome to attend.
- Date & Time: September 13, 2023 (1:00 PM)
- Venue: Ten Mile Cemetery
- Location: 6268 Medcalf Rd. Lynden, WA 98264 - (Get Directions)