At the tender age of 21, Lizzy passed away peacefully. The world will never be the same without her warm spirit.

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Lizzy was born on May 9, 2000, to Heather and Bryan Fox. She was one of five children, holding the coveted spot in the middle. She was a gregarious child who enjoyed playing competitive soccer, hiking, surfing, boating, camping and skiing. She loved children, travel, adventure and cooking, each of which played a prominent role in her short life. She always enjoyed the annual trips to Lake Powell where she was able to showcase her surfing skills. After graduating from Park City High School, she traveled to China to teach English to children. Most recently, she was pursuing her culinary passion in Boulder, Colorado at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.

Lizzy was beautiful, both on the inside and out. She had an enormous heart and wore her emotions on her sleeve She had the uncanny ability of lighting up a room with her smile. She also had a natural way of putting everyone she encountered at ease and could turn a single conversation into a life-long friendship with her silly antics and willingness to listen. As a pillar of her family, she fearlessly protected those she loved. She changed lives with her courage, sense of adventure, and strength; we wish she could see the changes she created in the wake she left. She embraced the opportunity to tell stories and immensely cherished the ones of her beloved older brother and confidant, Parker. In the face of loss and devastation, her tender heart struggled to reconcile her inability to change the past.

Lizzy was an exceptional artist, from her drawings of rooms too chaotic, interpretive paintings. She wrote profound poetry that would either cut you to the bone or make your heart soar. She furthered her artistic expression in culinary school. Culinary school was the perfect fit for Lizzy; in "Life has to end, she said, Love doesn't" Mitch Albom many ways, the act of cooking was an embodiment of Lizzy’s creative spirit. Her family relished not only in the stories she would share, but also the delicious recipes she prepared and graciously shared when she returned home. Additionally, she eagerly served those she loved and cared about. In fact, she was usually the last to sit down at the dinner table ensuring first that everyone else was well taken care of. The dinner table will never be the same without her compassionate heart and unique, infectious laughter.

Lizzy is preceded in death by her older brother and best friend, Harrison Parker Fox, her aunt, Cindy Layne Fox, and her grandfather, Nyle B. Fox. She is survived by her grandparents, Linda Fox, Sydney Francis, Rick Francis, parents, Heather and Bryan Fox, sisters, Chanel and Ellie Fox, and her younger brother, Jeffrey Fox.

A celebration of life will be held in her honor at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, 20 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 at 6:30PM on the 19th of February, 2022. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


  • Survived By
  • Bryan Fox, Father
  • Heather Fox, Mother
  • Linda Fox, Grandmother
  • Sydney Francis, Grandmother
  • Richard Francis, Grandfather
  • Chanel Fox, Sister
  • Ellie Fox, Sister
  • Jeffrey Fox, Brother
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Harrison Parker Fox, Brother
  • Nyle B. Fox, Grandfather
  • Cindy Layne Fox, Aunt

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 31, 2022


Personal Info


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Boulder, Colorado, United States






  • High School
    Park City High
  • Associate's
    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
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Bryan & family,

I am so deeply moved by this tribute to your amazing daughter, and so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. Lizzy was so caring about others, just as you describe, and she will be missed dearly by Kendall and the circle of friends she had here. In my last text conversation with the girls around Christmas, Lizzy was trying to help another friend who's in trouble. That's who she was, and she will live forever in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Corrie Forsling , Park City, UT, US Feb 28, 2022

Dear Fox family and friends of Lizzy,

I am so sorry for your loss. This just makes me so sad and I hold you all close to my heart and in my prayers.

Lizzy holds a special place in my heart. I loved working with her as one of my students. She helped me shop for kids clothing at Justice and made coffee drink suggestions that sounded too strange to be tasty. We had many interesting conversations on the route to her graduation. She loved her family with intense loyalty.

Thank you for sharing all the photos and memories.

~Dara Smith

Dara Smith Feb 02, 2022

Bryan & Heather and family,

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Lizzie’s gentle spirit, kindness and smile since kindergarten will remain my memory of her. May you all find peace knowing she’s resting peacefully.

Karen Cassidy , Park City , UT, US Feb 01, 2022

My heart broke to see this beautiful life ended much too soon. So very sorry for the profound losses your family has suffered. Much love and many prayers sent for your family.

Terry Ann Olsen

Terry Ann Olsen , Cedar Hills, UT, US Jan 31, 2022

Dear Fox Family,

Lizzy brought so much light into this world. We spent many soccer games, Halloweens and school events together. Her smile and laughter was contagious we love her deeply and she will always be with us. My favorite memory of Lizzy was when she and Holly did an air guitar performance to The Who for the 2nd grade talent show. God bless the entire Fox family during this time. Love the Moffat's

Melanie Moffat , Park City , UT, US Jan 31, 2022

Bryan, that was such a beautiful tribute to Lizzy! She was such a compassionate and empathetic human. It's such a heavy loss to bear and I just feel for your pain. I am here if you ever need to talk to someone who has gone through this type of loss. The pictures were so wonderful. Thank you for sharing her life with us.

Love to your whole family.


Kelly Robison Yeates , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Jan 31, 2022

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. So much love to your family from ours.

Kristi Irwin , Park City, UT, US Jan 31, 2022