Nedra F. Fox, 87, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home in Hemet.

She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Granite City, Ill.

Mrs. Fox was a graduate of the University of Illinois where she also received a master’s degree.

In addition to raising three children, she was a teacher for many years in public and private schools where she inspired many students.

She was a frequent visitor to Idyllwild where her parents, Gentry and Lena Goggin, retired in 1952. She became an Idyllwild resident in 1975 and was a part-time resident until her death.

She is survived by her loving husband, Fred L. Fox; two sons, Fred B. Fox of Hemet and Idyllwild, and Brian R. Fox of Carson City, Nev.; and a sister, Nadine Stegelmeyer of Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Fox Webster.

No services are planned.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.


  1. I just heard about Nelson's passing. In the 1970's, Nelson and I performed together in two different bands plus television and radio appearances with Joe Tatar. We lost touch when he moved in the 1990's. I, along with Joe Tatar, Becky Saunders and Tony Ruvalo will miss him.

    Your friend forever.

  2. hi
    i'm from the U.K and a question that has been puzzling me for many a year…..Elvis and Idyllwild…….the song i got lucky performed at some kind of lake with the townfolk and a picnic….can anyone please tell where this was shot?…… i hope to come to idyllwild some day as this is on my to do list..any help would be greatly appreciated

    • the lake was lake hemet, and the town shots were Idyllwild and the fighting scenes were in a old log lodge in Fern Valley, Movie called Kid Gallahad. I think lodge mite still be there, Ihad a friend who lived across from lodge.

  3. Wow, I am getting nostalgic here. I lived in the house though I thought it was on Humber Road, it was at the cul de sac. I didn't know at the time they filmed the movie there and people would cruise really slow in their cars as if Elvis would pop out the door. Then one day my neighbor across the cul de sac told me about the movie. I wanted to get a cutout and leave it on the front porch. From what I remember it was an old ski lodge that never made it, there used to be a cable on the ground behind the lodge from the lift/tow up the hill. The kitchen was a wood stove commercial one, huge and we also had a pot belly in the living room. Also, there were a ton of phone books from all over the country in the basement….god knows what possessed someone, maybe an early cold caller.

    It's good to see the house is still there, it needed a lot of care.