OBITUARY

Sherry Karan Fox

May 15, 1944March 18, 2021

Sherry Karan Fox, age 76, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Sherry was born May 15, 1944. She was preceded in death by her parents; Ted and Myrtle Waggoner and her late husband; James (Skip) Fox. She is survived by her son; Alan Scott and wife Lana of Schertz, her daughter; Debbie Petty and husband Mitch of Beaumont and 5 grandchildren; Jennica Scott and husband Nick of Nashville, Cpt. Justin Scott and wife Liz of Colorado Springs, Taryn Petty and finance Andre of Round Rock, Brady Petty of Beaumont and Jess Scott of San Antonio as well as her 3 dogs; Josie, Connie and Frank.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Fox family.

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Carolyn Maxey

March 24, 2021

Sherry was beautiful. When she first walked into our class in high school we were amazed at this beautiful teen with eyes just like Elizabeth Taylor. She was witty, smart and so outgoing.
In later life, as we stayed in touch, it was obvious how much she loved her family. I know you miss her wisdom, advice and love.

Lori Rogers

March 24, 2021

Sherry was a kind and thoughtful lady. Her daughter is married to my brother. My husband, kids, and I lived across the street from her for a few years. When she moved to Zavalla and hurricane Rita was coming at us, she invited my whole family, including two dogs, to take shelter with her. This is a kindness we will never forget. When she moved back to Beaumont, we were lucky enough to see her at all of the family gatherings. We will treasure these memories. We will miss her very much, but the thought of her once again hanging out with Skip brings a smile to our faces. We were blessed to have known her.

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Biography

When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Sherry Karan Fox who was indeed a born manager. She will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. She was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with her throughout her life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Sherry was an individual who clearly communicated to those around her just who she was and what she was all about. Everyone acquainted with Sherry knew her as a well-respected woman who was a stable force in her community.

       Her parents were Ted and Myrtle Waggoner. Sherry was raised in between Beaumont and Forest Hill, LA. Even as a youngster, Sherry learned to be objective and decisive. Her faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that she carried with her throughout her life.

      Sherry's matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during her childhood. As a young girl, Sherry enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. In her spare time she liked to read and enjoyed music. Sherry's memorable achievements included.

      In school, Sherry was a logical and focused thinker, She was always good at following directions and meeting her schedules, whether they were set by her teachers or were self-imposed. Sherry’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” She graduated from South Park High School in 1962. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was English.

      An objective and conscientious individual, Sherry reveled in the security of her family. One of Sherry’s most endearing qualities was her uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and her unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for her family and friends.

      Sherry was ever watchful of her children. She worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. She maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. Sherry would give her stamp of approval to their requests, as long as she could see how they might benefit. She also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that her children were properly raised. Sherry was blessed with 2; Alan and Debbie. She was also blessed with 5 grandchildren; Jennica, Justin, Taryn, Brady and Jessica.

      Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Sherry was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. She was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, Sherry was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. She worked cooperatively and expected the same from her colleagues. In both her personal and professional environments, Sherry upheld her standards. Her primary occupation was office/project management. She was employed with Memorial Herman for 5 years, RMT for 6 years, and Texas Metal Works for 15 years. Sherry was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”

      Sherry approached her leisure time in the same manner that she approached her life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, she appreciated the hours she was able to devote to her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were listening to music, reading books and watching crime tv. Sherry was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Sherry was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Sherry’s favorites was Jojo. Her family was rounded out by her 3 chihuahuas; Connie, Josie and Frank.

In retirement, she found new pleasure in her love for wildflowers, birds and her dogs. In many ways, Sherry loved retirement. It provided her with the opportunity to catch up with her friends, attend functions and group outings, and tackle new interesting activities.

      Sherry passed away on March 18, 2021 at Harbour Hospice, Beaumont Texas. She is survived by her children, Alan and Debbie; her grandchildren Jennica, Justin, Taryn, Brady, and Jessica. A Celebration of Her Life get together will be held at her home in Beaumont.

      All who knew her would agree that Sherry was a pillar of the community. She lived her life with her feet firmly on the ground. She had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in her thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. She was willing to share her ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Sherry Karan Fox did her best to ensure that her family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life she touched was given the chance to become a better person.