OGDEN -- Doris Fox figured now is as good a time as any to do something really crazy.
So she jumped out of a plane.
The jump is a late birthday gift from the children of the Riverdale resident. Fox, who turned 83 in March, planned to make the jump with her granddaughter, Ashlee Bradbury, but at the last minute her daughter, Tina Mark, decided to go along too, making it a three-generation event.
"This is the first time in the 19 years we've been here that we've had three generations jump together," said Suzanne Wallace, owner of Skydive Ogden. "This is really a special day."
Fox, dressed in a pink jumpsuit and green-and-black helmet, boarded the plane shortly before 1 p.m. At 1:08, from 12,500 feet above the ground, she made the plunge.
"It was great. Unbelievable," Fox said. "I would do it again. I don't know why I waited this long."
Fox said she's thought about jumping out of an airplane for years. Because she lives so close to the airport, she often sees the skydivers.
"It's always been interesting to me," she said. "I'm not getting any younger, so now is a good time to try it. This is the craziest thing I've done."
Bradbury, 19, said her grandmother is an amazing woman who has done everything from swimming with the dolphins to para sailing.
"She is a lot of fun to be around," Bradbury said. "And the jump was awesome. I would do it every day if I could."
While Fox said she slept well the night before, Mark, 47, didn't.
"I wasn't even planning on going and I was a basket case," she said. "About five minutes before they got ready I decided to go. I even had to borrow someone else's tennis shoes, but it was so much fun. It wasn't even scary."
As the three glided toward the ground, a large group of friends and family members cheered them on.
"We're just thrilled for her," said Judy Brown, one of Fox's daughters. "When she was younger she was timid and reserved but she realized life is to be enjoyed so she started taking every advantage she could."
Fox, a long-time volunteer at Ogden Regional Medical Center, said instead of moving on to a different adventure, she would like to skydive again.
"Oh, I would love to do it again," she said. "I wasn't the least bit nervous. You're up there and you have no other choice but to jump. It was wonderful."