Mary Jacqueline Fox passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 10, 2012. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 24, 1926, she was known as Jackie by many and known especially by her children and her grandchildren as "Jac".
Jac would meet Edward Seabrook "Brook" Fox, Jr. in 1941 at the Surf Club in Virginia Beach and fall in love. At the conclusion of WW II, Lt. Brook Fox wed his sweetheart, Jacqueline at Christ Church in Norfolk, Virginia on January 12, 1946. They honeymooned in New York City, and started to live their dream together. She felt blessed each moment-being a wife and mother. She was so proud of her husband, Brook Fox, and he was her focus, throughout her life. She often would refer to herself as a domestic engineer. Jac loved to play golf, cards-especially duplicate bridge, live aboard their sailboat, "VIXEN", and most of all to be surrounded by family and friends-always!
Jac and Brook were blessed with four children, and set up housekeeping in a number of locations. Brook would follow his aviation career, from airline pilot to aviation consultant and Jac and children would follow. Living in various locations after Brook's years at Virginia Polytech Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jac would make the best of it in all locales, finally coming to Dover to raise their children. The 60's and 70's were filled with events from graduations to golf tournaments, bowling leagues, politics, dating, parties, tacos, fondues, Sundays with the Browns, and having fun with the Schaefers, the Willis', the Hayes, the Taylors, and the Phillips. Jac loved sailing and in their boat years, they enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound and the coast of Florida. Then, in the late 70's, the "Vixen" became home and they lived aboard the boat in Clinton, CT and later in Florida. Throughout her life, Jac would travel extensively throughout the United States and abroad.
Jac was her own woman, and it was the simple things in life that brought her the most joy: an evening out with company, a glass of red wine, love of bright colors, eating crabs, traveling, a nice conversation with lots of laughs, supporting her children and grandchildren, reading novels and most of all a gathering with friends and family. In keeping with her accepting behavior, Jac always liked everyone; she was a joiner and belonged to several Country Clubs-Maple Dale and Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Dover, and Lake Wales Country Club in Florida. Jac was always in a good mood! She especially enjoyed setting up bridge games and playing cards throughout her life. She will always be remembered for her support and love.
Jac is survived by her children, Stephen of Annapolis, MD, Marybrook and her husband Cubbage Brown, Robert and Christine "Tine", and Randy and Debbie, all of Dover.
Page 2 of 2 - She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kimberly Dawson and her husband, Brian of Massachusetts; Matthew Brown and his wife, Lori; Jennifer Surdukowski and her husband, Kris; Caitlin Brown, Ian Fox and his wife Nikki; and Alan Fox, all of Dover and USAF-Staff Stg. Ryan Fox stationed in Okinawa, Japan; her nine great grand children, Morgan Brown, the Surdukowski children-Elizabeth, Logan, Sydney, Edison and Preston Jacob, all of Dover, and Tucker, Chase and Aston Dawson of Massachusetts.
Mary Jacqueline McGann Fox was predeceased by her parents, Alan Warne "Mac" and Mary Stringfellow Lancaster McGann; her in-laws, Edward Seabrook and Dorothy Viall Aplin Fox and daughter-in-law, Judi Fox.
When Jac and Brook fell in love, they started a legacy of love, laughter and life that will last throughout eternity. Finally Jac joined Brook on October 10, 2012.
Services were private.
Arrangements were by the Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming,Delaware.
Letters of condolence may be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com or a contribution may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.