Leota Fox

Obituary of Leota Josephine Fox

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Our dear mother, Leota Josephine Fox was born on January 14, 1932, to Calvin and Josephine Sayers. She was born in Nicodemus Kansas. She had one sister and two brothers. She moved to Denver when she was fourteen years old and graduated from Manual High School. Immediately after high school she married Wilbert Fox, and they had six children. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert and two sons Wilbert and David. She is survived by her children (Lilli), Wilbert’s wife, Malvina (Melvin), Russell (Angie), Leonard (Monica) and Dale (Priscilla) her 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and even a few great, great grandchildren and a large extended family and many friends. God and her family were the center of her life. She took care of her family through sacrifice and encouragement. Her love for her family had no limit. Her love of God also had no limit. She shared Christ with everyone she had a chance to. To fellowship in her church community was so important to her. The last church she attended was Denver Gospel Hall. She was a loved member of Adore, her women’s group. I know when God took account of her stewardship of love, service, and resources he said to her well done, well done. After the death of our father and her devoted husband in 1975, she had to start a whole new life. She went from being a stay-at-home mom to working full time in the Denver Public Schools. Again, she was a living example of how when Christ is in your corner there is nothing you can’t do. She worked in DPS until retirement. Just before mom retired, she married Fred DeClouet better known as Mr. Fred. After he passed, she lived alone for several years at the Windsor Garden Complex. She continued to keep herself fit by walking, exercising, and eating right, which she had done all throughout her life. She was surprisingly physically fit. She was an incredible little lady. She loved to participate in as many family activities as she could. She would always go out to Bandimere Speedway and watch her sons race. She loved sitting on the drag bikes and in the race car. She would go to the lake and ride on the boats and watch many movies on the big screen TVs. She did everything from snowmobiling in the mountains with us to attending grandchildren’s plays and programs. She loved attending the Home Coming in Nicodemus, Kansas every summer and of course going down to Georgia to see her one and only daughter, Vonnie and her family. Of course, you can’t talk about Mom and leave out the fact that she was an amazing seamstress all her life. She always had a fun project going on. And one more thing she loved to do was pick up pennies! Anywhere, anytime, if she saw a penny, she would pick it up, even at risk of personal safety. We had to snatch her away from moving cars more than once! It was while she was at Windsor Gardens that the family noticed the onset of the unforgiving disease of dementia. The disease progressed to a point where she couldn’t live alone any longer, so we began providing in-home care with the family. The effects of dementia became too great. So, we moved her into Bellview Heights for round the clock care. She spent her final two years there. The staff of Bellview cared for her with kindness and respect and there were many visits from family and friends and for that we will always be grateful. Mom went home to be with her Lord on December 19, 2023. She will be greatly missed by many. She has left a wonderful legacy for her family and friends. She taught us all that if we live with God as our guide, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services - Aurora
15057 East Colfax Ave. Unit H
Aurora, Colorado, United States
(303) 344-1615


11:00 am
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Central Baptist Church
2400 California St.
Denver, Colorado, United States


Highland Cemetery
10201 N. Grant St.
Thornton, Colorado, United States
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