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Dorothy Jean Vowell Fox

June 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Monday, September 21, 1931
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:00am
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Interment is in Memory Gardens immediately following. Visitation is 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, at Galbreaith-Pickard
Memorials may be made to: 
Instead of flowers, you may make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

Dorothy Jean Vowell Fox

Dorothy Jean Vowell Fox was born on September 21, 1931 in Weatherford, Texas. Her childhood friends called her “Dorothy,” but after graduating high school as Valedictorian began using her middle name, “Jeanne.” She earned her Associate’s Degree at Weatherford Junior College and went on to varied careers as seamstress, secretary, and homemaker. Jeanne is most widely known as the head bookkeeper/front office manager of the Weatherford Democrat newspaper from 1972 to 1992.

Jeanne was always active in Calvary United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School coordinator, and Board Secretary among other positions. She was also active in her children’s schools and the PTA. Jeanne loved to cook and her recipes are the favorites of her friends and family. Even though she was diagnosed as a diabetic at age 8 and was told she’d never live to be 20, she faced life with enthusiasm, strength and a silly sense of humor. And after having the disease for 71 years, Jeanne was noted for having diabetes the longest duration of anyone in the world.

Jeanne is survived by her husband of 57 years Sam Fox; son Jeff Fox; daughters Jill Byars and husband Mark, and Deana Williams; and grandchildren: Amanda Fox Stockham and husband Braden, Bailee Williams, Zach Williams, Daniel Byars, Steve Byars, Sam Byars, and Matt Byars. Jeanne is also survived by her sister, Deborah Collins, and her niece, Nikki Collins. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Vowell Goodner and Fred Vowell, and a stillborn daughter, Brenda Fox.

Sports Calendar

Monday, February 8

  • AHS vs. Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage; 4 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS JV at Crowley; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

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