Mary Page Heath Fox died peacefully on September 28, 2021.
She was born on March 25, 1930 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Tarlton Fleming Heath and Mary Carter Heath. After her father’s death in 1936, she and her mother moved to Petersburg, Virginia, where her family was from. Growing up in Petersburg, she met her husband, Douglas Ellwood Fox, while he was studying at Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia, and while she was attending the Richmond Professional Institute (now known as Virginia Commonwealth University) from which she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design. Following marriage and as part of Army life, she moved frequently with her husband including time spent in Tacoma, Washington, Tokyo, Japan, Montgomery, Alabama and, finally in 1963, Alexandria, Virginia, where she made her home for her family. She taught preschool at Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria for many years, enjoyed family and friends, and was an active member of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill. Her passions included art, bridge, azaleas and socializing with anyone and everyone. She leaves behind her daughter, Elizabeth Page Fox Chalmers Berry, grandsons, Douglas Gordon Chalmers and Andrew Carter Chalmers, step granddaughter Danielle Nicole Berry Marquard, son Stephen Douglas Fox, granddaughters Rebecca Stephanie Fox and Madeline Murray Fox, and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Zabriskie Chapel of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill on Saturday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following. A remembrance gathering will be held at Goodwin House Alexandria on Sunday, October 17 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Fox struggled with macular degeneration later in life, and wished that loved ones make any desired contribution to the Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland to help give the gift of sight to those who are impacted by this condition.
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