FRANCES FOXFrances Faith (Doherty) Fox, 91, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012.
Frances Faith (Doherty) Fox, 91, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012.
She was born and raised in Superior, Wis. as part of a family of 10 children of Harvey and Mary Doherty.
As a young woman, she entered the U.S. Army, being one of the first women to serve during World War II. She concluded her military career as a Staff Sergeant based in Chicago, Ill.
Frances obtained her teaching degree from Superior State College. She was an elementary school teacher at St. James Parochial School in West Duluth for many years until her retirement.
Frances and Howard B. Fox were married on Sept. 25, 1948. She had six children and, at the time of her passing, had 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Frances was an avid reader. She particularly enjoyed traveling and had visited many countries. She was an entertaining and witty conversationalist. She will be best remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and sister.
Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Howard and siblings Fern, Thomas, Phyllis, Henry, Judy, and Margaret.
She is survived by her children, Mary Nelson of Duluth; Richard (Kathy) Fox of Duluth; Robert (Ruth) Fox of Minneapolis; Steven (Connie Fladeland) Fox of Wayzata; William Fox of Minneapolis; and Sara (James) Paciotti of Duluth; grandchildren, Brenna (Charlie) Mann of St. Paul; Cara (Ron Batey) Fox of Edina; Annie (Nisar) Ahsanullah of Minnetonka; Nathan Fox of Duluth; Nikki Nelson of St. Louis Park; Erin (Todd) Procko of Burnsville; and Alex Paciotti of Duluth; great-grandchildren, Tylan, Caitlyn, and Toryn Procko; Meredith Batey; Cailey and Keira Fox; and Eleanor and Benjamin Mann; siblings, Marge Doherty of St. Paul and Barbara Doherty and James Doherty of Superior; brothers-in-law, Leo Anderson of Portage, Wis. and George Kornstad of Lake Beauregard, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, Minn with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow the service. Memorials may be sent to Solvay Hospice House, 801 Baylis Street, Duluth, MN 55811 (solvayhospicehouse.org). The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Solvay Hospice House staff for their outstanding care.