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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
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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

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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