Longtime Stratton, Colorado resident Darrell Joseph Fox passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was 80 years old. Darrell Joseph Fox was born March 9, 1941 to Ralph and Sylvia (Benoit) Fox in Hoxie, Kansas. Darrell was one of seven boys born to this union. He attended and graduated school in Stratton. During his school years he enjoyed participating in football, basketball and track. Many stories were told about growing up south of town and all the escapades and adventures that the boys had. He married Cecilia Marie Isenbart, on June 16, 1962 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Stratton. To this union four children were born: Don, DeAnna, Darren and Heidi. Darrell worked at a variety of jobs during his life, and he retired from Kit Carson County Road and Bridge. He was skilled in many different things, from carpentry to working on small engines. His children knew that if they needed any help with a project all they had to do was ask. After he retired, Darrell had many animals that he enjoyed raising. There were cattle, llamas, miniature donkeys, a miniature mule, horses, sheep, cats, and dogs. He was a kind, hard working man, who cherished his family. Darrell enjoyed visits from his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. He loved being outdoors and watching wildlife. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia Fox, parents, and brothers, Bob, Charles (Chuck), Jerry, and Harry, and great-granddaughter Carson Ely. Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Don (Penni) Fox, Darren (Kari) Fox all of Stratton, Colorado; daughters, DeAnna (W.C.) Ely of Stratton, Colorado, Heidi Walker of Johnstown, Colorado; grandchildren, Ryan Fox, Sara Sloan, Morgan Kappenman, David Dinkins, J.C. Ely, Sara Salcedo, Cale Ely, Jacs Fox, Eltan Yarger, Kali Fox, Drew Fox, Creed Fox, Taylor Vaughn, McKinze Vaughn, Joshua Walker, Pacey Walker, Peyton Walker; great-grandchildren, Emerson Sloan, Lucas Kappenman, Landry Kappenman, Brayden Dinkins, Haley Dinkins, Arc Ely, Ariana Salcedo, Xiomara Salcedo, Scarlett Salcedo, Caleb Ely, and Charlie Ely. Also surviving Darrell are brothers, Jerome and John, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to the Kit Carson County Cattlewomen’s Pink Chaps Fund in Darrell’s memory and may be left at or sent to Love Funeral Home, 377 15th Street, Burlington, Colorado 80807. Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington, Colorado.