Thelma Fox

January 15, 2013 • Obituaries

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Thelma Mae Fox, age 85, of Roswell, who passed away peacefully at home with her family beside her on Jan. 13, 2013. Doug Austin with Country Club Road Church of Christ will officiate.

Thelma was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Post, Texas, [auth] to Clarence and Alma Furlong. They have preceded her in death as well as brothers, Truman and Kenneth and sister Gloria Mendenhall.

Thelma married Dorman Fox on April 6, 1946, in Roswell. He also has preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons, Steve Fox and his wife Nancy of El Paso, Texas and Jack Fox and his wife Marvine of Placitas; honorary daughter Sharon Chrisman; sisters, Helen Franklin of Artesia and Velma “Midgie” Crisp of Hondo, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Thelma was a housewife. She was a member of the Country Club Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, baking and reading. She took great pride in her family and extended church family.

Memorials may be made to the New Mexico Children Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, N.M., 88130 and VistaCare Hospice, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, N.M., 88201.

Condolences can be made online at

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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