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Martha Jane Fox

June 19, 1927June 27, 2020

Martha Jane (Marty) Fox was born on June 19, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and went home to her Lord on June 27, 2020 in Plano, Texas. Marty graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and began her career as a ladies’ ready-to-wear buyer for Sears, Roebuck & Company. It was there she met and ultimately married her husband of 65 years, Roger A. Fox, and embarked on a new journey as wife, mother, and homemaker.

She was a constant source of support, love and unending fun for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her family was the center of her world, and she would drop anything to spend time with them. One of her greatest joys was her 67-year active membership in Beta Sigma Phi, a social, civic, and cultural organization. Marty made many lifelong friends after initially joining in 1953 and truly treasured every moment with her beloved sorority sisters.

She is survived by her daughters Nanci J. Leslie (Phil), Patricia A. “Patti” Naylor (Howard “Bud”), and son Robert D. “Bob” Fox (Cathy). She leaves behind to cherish her memory her two grandsons Ryan H. Jacks (Whitney) and Howard N. “Nate” Naylor (Kelsey), two great-grandchildren, Andrew W. Jacks and Emerson L. Jacks, along with her beloved nieces and nephews Tracy Furey, Linda Arnold, William “Biff” Short, and Jon Short. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger A. Fox, daughter Kimberly A. Fox, parents, William L. Short and Mary A. Short, and her brother William T. Short.

A private interment will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly asks for donations in her memory to The Family Gateway, an organization dedicated to children and families affected by homelessness.


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Mary Hodge

July 7, 2020

Lovely Fox ladies at Nate & Kelsey’s wedding💙 July 12, 2019

Mary Hodge

July 6, 2020

Marty was the consummate hostess who always put her children first. She adored Nanci, Bob, and Patti, and She missed Kim so much after she passed away. Marty was the perfect mate for Roger as they entertained friends and family in their home on a regular basis. Always one to make sure her children were clothed properly, she would not tolerate any shabby attire.
As a devout Catholic, she ensured her children were represented respectfully to the public and in fine fashion on a daily basis.
Marty was the perfect mate for Roger, and now she is able to enjoy his company in eternal bliss. God rest her soul and may her offspring emanate her beauty as they carry her spirit on in this life.🎚