Harvey W. Loux, 95, passed away on August 22, 2020.
Harvey was born at home in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
He left school after graduating the 8
grade to help support his family, which included two sisters and three
In 1942, at age 17, with his father’s consent, he enlisted
in the U.S. Navy.
During WWII he was
stationed in the Pacific on the USS Electra and served in Panama, Pearl Harbor,
Enjebie, and the Marshall Islands.
In 1945 Harvey married Leona Hart.
Following his honorable discharge from the
Navy in 1946, the family moved first to California and then to Idaho where he
the rest of his life.
Harvey worked for 30 years for Consolidated Freightways in
During his career, he won many
safe driving awards and participated in the Idaho State Truck Rodeo, taking 1
place for his driving skills.
Harvey loved Idaho and all the outdoor activities
He like to
hunt and fish, and the family spent many
weekends and vacations camping, hiking, and enjoying their summer place in
The last years of his
life were spent at Salmon Creek Retirement Living where me made many friends
and enjoyed Wii bowling and playing cards.
Harvey is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; his wife of 66 years, Leona; and his granddaughter Erika Loux. He is survived by his children Judy Phelps (Rod), Harvey Loux Jr., and Ron Loux; grandchildren Jennifer Williamson (Sheldon) and Jake Loux; and great grandchildren Gabriel and Gideon Williamson and Trevor and Alex Loux, along with many loving nieces and nephews.
He was a fine gentleman, always willing to help others and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
No services are planned at this time.
A memorial service will be held at a later
date at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetary.