Sherry Fox – August 18, 1951 – October 30, 2015
Sherry devoted herself to the cause of small forest landowners in Washington State. Between 1993 and 2010, she served in multiple leadership roles for the Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA), including Lewis County chapter president, Washington state president and policy coordinator. Sherry was appointed by the governor twice to represent contract loggers and family forest landowners on the Washington State Forest Practices Board between 2001 and 2008. Sherry’s leadership in the policy arena was a testament to her commitment to ensure family forest landowners remain a critical and viable part of the Washington state landscape.
Sherry and her husband, Tom, were dedicated to their own family forestland and were honored as the Lewis County Tree Farmers of the Year in 2003 and the Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year in 2004. In 2005, Sherry and Tom were selected from hundreds of nominees and named the National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year in the United States.