MARGUERITE L. FOX (Margie) 68, died peacefully, on July 7, 2022, after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Margie’s life could begin with the years on her headstone from birth to the end. What matters most of all was “the dash” between those years. Her life on earth was more than dollars and cents - how much we own; the cars – the house - the cash. It was about how she lived and loved and how she spent her dash–
Margie was a very quiet and modest person who touched many throughout her life. As the eldest of 7 children and from a military family she attended many Catholic schools. She graduated from LaReine High School and went on to the University and Maryland. Margie was an Elite level athlete. She was ranked number two in the Nation in long jump and was headed to the LA Olympic trials, but circumstances got in the way. While attending the Univ. of MD, she appeared in the very first Women’s College televised basketball game between Univ of MD and Immaculata (all prior to Title 9); eventually she found a passion playing field hockey for the Univ. of MD. After graduating from Univ. of MD she began a distinguished career with the US Government (over 27 years), working her way up the ranks to the SES level. During her career she looked to golf as an outlet. She played tournament level golf and was the captain of a country club team that won “the cup” for the entire DMV (District, Maryland, and Virginia) area. To date, a feat that has not been passed.
Most important to Margie was her family and friends. Margie, being the eldest paved the way showing her younger siblings the best and most positive way to accomplish their tasks at hand. As the family grew, Margie took immense pleasure in being part of the nieces and nephews’ lives. Attending games and life events were a priority.
Margie assumed the role of primary caregiver for her mother for over 14 years, lovingly taking an interest in every detail of her care during her battle with Alzheimer’s.
Margie is survived by Mary her partner of over 35 years; her brothers and sister: Greg, Gary (Leslie), Mark (Lisa), Robert (Tracy), Lisa (Steve), Richard (Jennifer); and by 25 nieces and nephews. Margie is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Stella Fox.
Visitation at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 on Monday, July 18, 2022, from 10am to 11am; Mass of Christian Burial will be held immediately after at 11am with Internment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Ave, Suitland, MD 20746.
In lieu of flowers we ask that contributions be sent to Catholic Charities DC, 924 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
In closing, remember what matters most
is how we live and love and how we spend our DASH.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington
924 G Street, NW, Washington DC 20001