Zola Fogg Gross

October 6, 1924March 9, 2019

Zola Pearl Fogg Gross, age 94, passed away on March 9, 2019 in Amarillo.

Zola was born on October 6, 1924 on the family farm in Bushland, Texas to George Barnett Fogg and Ivory Pearl Watson Fogg.

Zola graduated from Amarillo High School. After living and working in California for several years, she returned to Amarillo and managed a bakery, a mini-golf and driving course, and mom-and-pop school store. She married Neil and they owned E-Way Sandwich catering business and well as a mobile home court. She enjoyed playing golf, collecting coins, butterflies, weaving, knitting, and home repairs/yard work. She sewed her own clothes, her husband’s shirts, and had a few dress clients.

She enjoyed decorating her home and repurposing old items. On retirement she and Neil moved back to the Bushland farmhouse. She enjoyed reminiscing about her early family life, including stories about riding horses to Bushland’s one-room school and jumping in whirlwinds while walking home.

Zola and Neil traveled a lot in an RV, making trips to each of the coasts, Mexico, and to the UK to visit his relatives.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the many caregivers from BSA Hospital, Vibra Rehab, Arbors Rehab, BSA Hospice and The Ware.

The family suggests memorial donations to Potter County for the Potter County Fire-Rescue Bushland Fire Station.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Neil Raymond Gross; sister Georgia Leola Fogg Fewell, brothers Joseph Adam, James Fred, Jack Barnett, and John Thomas Fogg.

She is survived by her sister Bessie Laverne Fogg Lott and many nieces and nephews. She was Aunt Zola to many generations of nieces and nephews.


22 March

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum

6969 I 40 E.
Amarillo 79118


Zola Fogg Gross

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steve fogg

March 21, 2019

My Aunt Zola was responsible for many "firsts" in my life...
• My first exposure to the world of golf!
• My introduction of the public as customers!
• My first fried pie!
• My first sight of a "mountain" with real trees!
• My first ride in an airplane!
• My first commercial jet flight!
• My first trip to Disneyland!
• My first ride in a 4 wheel drive...a 1955 Chevy Panel Wagon!
• My first ride in a Corvette!
and many, many more...some that I'm just now recollecting with her passing.
She took us fishing, she took us to church with Grandma and Grandpa, she took us to Wienerschnitzel the day it opened and bought us hotdogs, and exposed us to many other experiences that we would have surely missed had it not been for her exploring nature and good heartedness.
I naturally talented lady in many ways but with the soul of an inquisitive child, I could go on and on about her nature...from sorting through mounds of pennies gathered in their little store or through the catering company looking for that one special one lacking the mint stamp...worth Hundreds$! counting the "tiny time pills" in Contact antihistamine to see if their really were 400 as advertised to the little "Fashions by Zola" tags in the clothes she made, the "satellite kites" that would go so far we actually checked them with binoculars!, her amazing taste in furnishings and fixtures and a deep seated interest in almost anything and a knowledge of those things that was truly surprising with a true passion to pass that on to others.
My life truly is richer because she was my aunt...
Thanks Aunt Zola!

Terri Knight

March 21, 2019

Zola was a true friend to me and my parents ( Bob & Gloria Knight). Zola's husband Neil was my Dad's best friend. I was blessed to get to know this amazing women. Love you Zola.
Terri D. Knight

Janice Albin

March 12, 2019

Even though I was a long-ago California niece, Zola was a dear and treasured aunt. She was always kind and caring, treating us like we were her own. She was a gifted artist, great cook and a talented dressmaker.
She was such a smart and interesting woman, and although life had presented its’ inevitable challenges, she was always so positive and uplifting.
After many years apart, I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to reconnect with her and share so many family memories.
I will miss her dearly.

C W Callaway

March 12, 2019

Zola was always so positive and encouraging it was a joy to talk with her along with her sister Bess. I will miss hearing from and about her. She seemed to love being active and doing all she could on her own. Thus she was especially blessed to not have had to endure a prolonged final illness. I am treasuring the pleasant memories of many visits with her.