Donis Maree Fox Dobbs, of Winchester, passed away on March 1, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center.
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She was born October 7, 1926, near Harper, Kansas to Russell G. and Minnie Kiser Fox.
She grew up near Harper and attended a one-room country school named Grove. She was baptized in the First Christian Church of Harper at age 13. In 1944, she graduated from Harper High School.
In 1954, she married Bruce Albert Dobbs in San Luis Obispo, CA. Together they resided in over 40 different places throughout the United States.
Donis was the loving mother of eight children and two step-sons. She was also a wonderful grandma to many grandchildren, great grand-children and one great-great grandchild.
Donis worked a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime, retiring in 1988 from the Federal Government. In 1992, together they moved to Boulder City, Nevada to enjoy their retirement in the sun. In 2010, they returned to the Winchester area to be closer to family.
Donis was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, two grandsons, a step-son, and a son.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, 1260 Front Royal Pike (Rt. 522 S.) Winchester, VA 22602. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, http://macular.org/how-donate
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Mar. 3, 2014