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TUCSON, Ariz. — Phyllis Ann Brown Fox, 89, of Tucson Arizona, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Phyllis was born on December 12, 1927 in Bluefield, West Virginia, the only child of Sallie Elizabeth Warden and Henry Otto Dobert Brown. Phyllis grew up in Bluefield and graduated from Beaver High School in 1945. She attended Concord College and graduated in Home Economics in January 1949. Phyllis taught Home Economics at Pocahontas High School.


Phyllis met the love of her life, David Stevenson Fox, in April 1948 while David was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. David and Phyllis were married in Bluefield, West Virginia on April 15, 1949. Shortly after, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 27, 1949. They raised their family in Tucson, Arizona while David was employed by Hughes Aircraft Company. Phyllis stayed home with the children and enjoyed being a homemaker. While serving as the Stake Relief Society President, Phyllis had a favorite slogan: "Serve at your earliest inconvenience." This slogan summed up Phyllis's life of service. She loved and served all that crossed her path.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie and Henry Brown and daughter, Becky. She is survived by her husband, David and her children Martha Ann (Robert), Karl Andrew (Susan), Elizabeth Louise (Robert) and Henry Charles (Allyson), as well as 18 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Services for Phyllis were held on Saturday, February 25th at The Tucson North Stake Center at 939 West Chapala Drive in Tucson, Arizona. She is buried at the Binghampton Cemetery in Tucson.
Published on March 2, 2017
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