Kathryn Fox Rose
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February 16, 1919 - November 3, 2013
Mrs. Kathryn Fox Rose Thomas, 94, died November 3, 2013, at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, GA.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter to the late Thomas and Kate Scott Fox of Mission, S. Dakota. She and her husband of 62 years, Bill, lived in Grand Junction from 1945 until 1991. Kathryn retired from the Mesa County Public School System in 1980, where she taught primary grades her entire career.
Kathryn loved her home, gardening, canning and cooking, she was well know for her beautiful rose gardens and flower beds. She loved entertaining her family and friends. She was a dedicated mother and taught her four children the love of reading and the value of saving money and hard work. All of her 11 grandchildren spent many happy holidays where there was always fun, laughter and love at grandma's.
In 1991, they moved to Pueblo to be closer to Billy and Kathy and their children. They owned many motor homes and traveled coast-to-coast usually visiting family and helping them with home projects and taking care of grandchildren.
In 2002, tragedy hit Kathryn, she had a severe stroke and with sheer determination she relearned to walk and talk. The next year her husband died. She then moved to Aiken, SC to be with her oldest daughter and family, where she resided for the past ten years.
She is survived by two daughters, Scottie (Dallas) Ruark, Aiken, SC, and Kathy (Bob) Key, Pueblo, CO; two sons, Michael G. (Laura) Thomas, Chico, CA, and William J. Thomas, Pueblo, CO; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Tommy Fox of Denver, CO.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Thomas; two sisters, Dixie Allen, and Twila Abourezk and a brother, Mick Fox.
A memorial service will held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Marriott Riverside Hotel in Pueblo, CO at 11:00 a.m. A lunch will follow for those wishing to attend.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 27, 2014