Lois Kuhn Fox
Lois Kuhn Fox, died peacefully on December 22, 2013 at the age of 90 at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the beloved wife of Gilbert S. Fox, her devoted companion of 70 happy and wonderful years. The proud mother of sons Gilbert S. Fox III (Joyce) of Nashville, Tennessee; Lee K. Fox (Rosalie) of Dorset, Vermont; and Kenneth H. Fox (Laurel) of Charleston, South Carolina. She was the adored grandmother of Jenifer Fox Romps (Dennis) of Leesburg, Virginia; Dana Fox of Denver, Colorado, Karen Fox Elwell (Kenneth) of Denver, Colorado, Daniel Fox of San Francisco, California, Nathaniel (Gabriela) Fox of San Francisco, California and Hilary Fox of Elmira, New York and of her great grandchildren Jason Romps and Zac Romps, both of Leesburg, Virginia. She is also survived by her sister, Selma Kuhn Goldstein of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to her parents, Theresa and Lee Kuhn, she was predeceased by her sister, Miriam Kuhn Weinstein of Nashville. The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care provided by her companions, Rose Reffegee, Dorothy Dunn, Emma Biggs and Katrina Thomas in addition to the Alive Hospice personnel.
Born on May 20, 1923, Mrs. Fox was a lifelong resident of Nashville attending Metro public schools, Vanderbilt University and University of Illinois. She gave generously of herself as a volunteer, mentor and philanthropist to the greater community. Her values in life were justice, trust, individuality, courage and passion. She was an active volunteer with many important Davidson County non-profits, including the South Street Community Center, Grace M. Eaton Family Care Center, the Head School Day Care Center, the Salvation Army, Nashville Symphony, TNT, The Frist Center, League of Women Voters and Council on Aging. A lifetime member and religious school teacher at Temple Ohabai Sholom, Mrs. Fox took great pride in her Jewish faith and heritage. She was known as a hard worker on behalf of area and national organizations such as the National Women's United Jewish Appeal, Joint Distribution JDC, Jewish Education Services of North America, the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation of Nashville, Jewish Welfare Fund, Akiva Day School, Hadassah, ORT, Gordon Jewish Community Center and Tri Arts Club. She was the recipient of the Sage Award presented by Council on Aging, the Chesed Award presented by Nashville Jewish Family Service and many others.
An avid traveler, Mrs. Fox and her husband participated in over one hundred educational programs in the United States and around the globe sponsored by Elderhostel, the Jewish Welfare Board, the Tennessee Conference of Christians and Jews, and other centers of learning. She had a deep appreciation of diverse cultures, whether experiencing their varied traditions, marveling and collecting their exceptional art, appreciating their architecture, understanding their complex histories or sampling their unique cuisines. She loved Israel and she visited it under many auspices. While a citizen of the world, she was rooted in her cherished family, dear friends, and the larger Nashville community. Her several causes and interests included theater, music, golf, tennis and playing cards.
Her life was full and she savored it to the end. She enjoyed life and hoped the same for all those she loved. She filled our lives with love and joy and will be sadly missed.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock on Tuesday, December 24 at The Temple, 5015 Harding Road in Nashville. Services will be conducted by Temple clergy. Burial will take place at Temple Ohabai Sholom cemetery at 2001 15th Ave. North immediately following the service. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Fox's memory to the Lee and Theresa Kuhn Social Action Fund at The Temple Ohabai Sholom or to Alive Hospice Nashville.
Published in The Tennessean on Dec. 23, 2013