Dorothy E. Fox


Dorothy E. Fox passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

She was born July 28, 1934 to Theodore and Katherine Sanders in Zenith, North Dakota. She attended grade school in Zenith and high school in Belfield, North Dakota. She got a teaching certificate and taught in country schools in North Dakota. She continued her schooling and received a 2-year standard to teach in city schools. She then attended Dickinson State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in early education and physical education with a minor in geography in 1961. That same year she married Gordon M. Fox, and they moved to Reno in 1968 and built their life there. In 1970, they were blessed with their daughter, Jane. She taught for 40 years in in Montana, North Dakota and Reno Nevada. While in Reno, she taught third and fourth grade classes throughout Washoe County, retiring in 1993.

She is survived by her husband Gordon of Reno, daughter Jane Fox and grandson Nate Fox both of Boston. She is also survived by her brother Donald Sanders, his wife Darlene and her sister Donna Pasicznyk of Dickinson, North Dakota.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1pm at Saint Alberts the Great Catholic Church in Reno, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital –

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