Dorothy Marie Fox Conger

dorothy-congerSept. 5, 1931 — Sept. 6, 2016

Dorothy Marie Fox was born Sept. 5, 1931 and died Sept. 6, 2016.

Dorothy was born in Manassa, Colorado, to Eugene Winfield and Jennie Elizabeth Huffaker Fox. She was the oldest of twelve children. The family moved to Colorado Springs in 1939. Dorothy graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1949. On March 2, 1951, Dorothy married W. Lewis Conger, and they lived in Colorado Springs until Lewis’ death in 2001.

In the spring of 2001, Dorothy moved to St. George, Utah, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by four children: Donna Leo of Park City, Utah; Jeanette Harris of St. George, Utah; Clark Conger of Durango, Colorado; and Brent Conger of Blair, Nebraska; five grandchildren: Jill Leo and Ann Wigham of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bryce and Emma Conger of Blair, Nebraska, Evan Conger of Blue Hill, Maine; and one great granddaughter Arly Wigham of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dorothy is also survived by sisters Virginia Soper, Marilyn Tousley, Patricia Scarlett, Judith Matthews, Lois Nemeck and Kathryn Smithson; brothers Richard Fox, Jeffrey Fox and Rodney Fox; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Ron, sister Joy McNiell and brother Jim.

Dorothy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Funeral services

  • Services will be held at the Melissa Chapel, 2750 Melissa Drive, in Colorado Springs on Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.
  • There will be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the chapel, prior to the service. 
  • Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • An open house for Dorothy will be held at a later date in St. George, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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