Sandra Lea Fox

November 25, 1941August 23, 2020

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, Sandra Fox, loving wife and mother went home to be with Jesus at the young age of 78 after a long battle with dementia.

She was born on November 25, 1941 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to William Gifford and Edith (Fox) Gifford.

She lived in Pennsylvania until 1989 then moved to Virginia to live with her daughter and family until her death.

Sandra enjoyed spending time with her Heavenly Father, reading, crocheting, quilting and playing games on her I-pad.

She is survived by daughters, Sharon Fox Edwards (Keith) and Karen Fox Blair (Dan); two grand-daughters, Sarah Blair James (Chris) and Emily Edwards; and one great-grandson, Braydan James.

She is also survived by two brothers, Terry Sutton (Marie), Edward Gifford (Pat); and five sisters, Dottie Rodgers, Charlotte Sumner, Edith George (Leroy), Bets Sheats (Ron) and Holly Huff (Jerry); and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; William Gifford (brother), Nancy Ritchey (sister), and Bonnie Kreisher (sister).

In light of the corona virus a celebration of life will not be held in Virginia. A private graveside service for the close family will be held in Pennsylvania tentatively set for Saturday, September 5, 2020. Social distancing will be in place and masks will be appreciated.

Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • William Gifford and Edith Fox Gifford, Parents (deceased)
  • David Fox, Husband (deceased)
  • William Gifford, Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Ritchey, Sister (deceased)
  • Bonnie Kreisher, Sister (deceased)
  • Sharon Fox Edwards (Keith), Daughter
  • Karen Fox Blair (Dan), Daughter
  • Sarah Blair James (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Emily Edwards, Granddaughter
  • Braydan James, Great-Grandson
  • Terry Sutton (Marie), Brother
  • Edward Gifford (Pat), Brother
  • Dottie Rodgers, Sister
  • Charlotte Sumner, Sister
  • Edith George (Leroy), Sister
  • Bets Sheats (Ron), Sister
  • Holly Huff (Jerry), Sister
  • Several, Nieces and Nephews

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Sonny Colvin

August 26, 2020

Rest in peace Aunt Sandy, you will sadly missed. Love Sonny


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