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Mary Catherine "Cathy" Fox

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Tuesday, August 25, 1953 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Fox passed away in her home in Hartford, AL, on October 13, 2022. Cathy was born on August 25, 1953, in Chicago, IL. She married Bill Fox on December 6, 1974, and they had one daughter, Terri. 

In the late '70s, Cathy, Bill, and Terri moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to be closer to her adopted family, the Twardowski's, and to give country living a go. Cathy had a long career in the U.S. government, first working at Blackwell Job Corps. She then worked on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Lakewood and Rhinelander. 

Not long after Bill passed away at 52, Cathy retired from the Forest Service. She discovered her passion for animal rescue adopting four cats and one dog. Cathy moved to Hartford, AL September 1, 2016, to be closer to her daughter, Terri, son-in-law, Don, and step-grandson, Wes. She volunteered with W.A.G. (Wiregrass Animal Rescue) up until her passing. 

Many family members and friends will meet her in heaven, including her husband Bill and brother John Sales. Cathy looked at life as an adventure and many adventures she had. She was a fantastic cook with a witty sense of humor. Cathy loved plants and flowers and advising those of us with brown thumbs. She loved the beach and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Her sage advice is one of many things that will be missed by those she leaves behind. 

This is the advice she left on her social media page: "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. I love my Terri and our family, my brother and his family, my adopted family, including my two godsons, and my friends."


Funeral Service

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022



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