Patricia (Pat) Ann Fox

Patricia (Pat) Ann Fox, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Lubbock, Texas with her son, daughter and daughter- in- law by her side.  Pat was born on November 29, 1942, to W.A. (Dub) and Geraldine Anderson of Lubbock.

After Pat graduated from Tom S. Lubbock High School in 1961, she went on to pursue a degree in Cosmetology. She worked as a hairdresser while putting herself through college, graduating from West Texas State University in 1975. Pat continued her education by earning a Master’s in Education from St. Thomas University. Pat married the love of her life, Jimmy Fox in 1961 until 1965, and reunited in marriage in 1984 until Jimmy passed in 1991.

Pat was a lifelong educator for over forty years. She taught and coached in Bovina and Friona ISD before moving to Galveston County. She was over the Cosmetology program at La Marque High School before moving to Hitchcock ISD, where she devoted over twenty-five years of service as a leader, teacher, mentor, and life changer to so many. Anyone who crossed her path understood how important her students and family were to her. She changed the direction of many students’ lives, simply because of her passion and commitment.  Pat (Mrs. Fox) was a devoted history teacher, basketball and volleyball coach, cheer sponsor, Deca leader, Assistant Principal, and, last a Principal before her retirement in 2009.  Pat (Mrs. Fox) left her footprint not only in the Hitchcock community and school district, but also in the hearts of so many students, athletes, and colleagues. She always put “her” students first and worked tirelessly to make those around her aspire to be their very best. Both her son (Jim-Bo) and daughter (Brenna) look back on all the memories of walking the halls in school with their mom being present, which are memories they now both cherish. After retirement, Pat spent time traveling, and volunteered within her community.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Dub and Geraldine Anderson, Wilma Anderson, and husband Jimmy Fox.

Pat is survived by her two children and their families; Son, Jimmy (Jim-Bo) Evans (Sunday), Daughter, Brenna Evans Thiem (John) Grandchildren, Hunter, Georgi, and Grant Thiem; Jeremy Evans (Taylor), Jericka Evans-Gamez (Ryan); Great Grandchildren, Daxton and Brooxen Evans, and Ryatt Gamez; her brother Michael Anderson and family. Pat leaves many great nieces and nephews along with cousins, who were more like sisters (Charlotte, Linda, and Vicki), extended family, lifelong friends and colleagues.  The family would like to mention her devoted friendship with Catherine Polk, Louise Sanchez, and Jane Ankney.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Ave., La Marque, Texas. Visitation is Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5PM-7PM. The Funeral is Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11AM with Rev. Jimmy Abbott officiating.  A graveside service will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial in Hitchcock.

Food and Fellowship will be immediately following the graveside service, at the K.C. Hall, 11100 Hwy 6, Santa Fe, Texas.

Pallbearers: Jeremy Evans, Hunter Thiem, Grant Thiem, Cody Anderson, Cory Anderson, Bryan Joyce, and Scott Fleming. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Gamez, and Louis Sanchez.




  1. Pat was my cousin, best friend and a sister. We got so close over the years. We had our up and downs, but would make up as nothing happened. If I needed her or she needed me we were there for each other. The last 3years we went to lunch, shopping anywhere we wanted and laughed so hard talking about when we were young. I will miss you Pat more than I can say. You were so lucky to have a Son, daughter in law. and daughter who loved you so. Fly high sweetheart

    Linda and David Renz
  2. I think you would be proud of the arrangements we’ve made! Love you momma

  3. I will always remember and cherish Coach Fox. She always had a smile on her face that could brighten the worst mood. Through the many seasons of playing ball, I always felt safe and loved by Coach Fox. One time during practice, she was hollering at us (as coaches do). Then she yelled at me directly, maybe my hustle was lacking, I don’t recall. For whatever reason, I rook it personally and it really hurt my feelings. I tried to choke back the tears. She immediately knew how it affected me and I could tell it made her feel awful, even though she was just being a coach. After practice, she called me into her office, Explained that it was nothing personal, and gave me a giant hug that made everything OK. She told me she just couldn’t yell at me, it was too hard for both of us. And I always gave her 100% of what I had in me. I love Coach Fox and was so lucky to get to share a piece of her life. I wish I had told her the impact she made on me. Maybe she knew all along.

    Heidi Love
  4. May our Lord comfort you and family during this tough time.

    Jimmy Carner
  5. Thinking of you and yours

    Billie Jean Jacobs
  6. I consider myself blessed to have shared a piece of Coach Fox life she was my volleyball coach at Hitchcock High school. She had a way of letting us know what type of practice it was going to be by her dress attire. If she wore casual clothes it was going to be an easy practice. But, If she wore those red shorts, white shirt and entered the gym blowing that whistle it was going to be a long hard practice. She coached us into an undefeated district championship season onto the second round of playoffs. She was a great coach on and off the court. After I graduated I came back to work in the district as a teacher aide. One day I was sitting in the faculty meeting, she walked up to me and asked was I ok. She knew something was bothering me. I was torn between the medical field and working in the school district. The advice she gave me was the advice a mother would give to her own child. I used that same advice to groom my sons for college. Thank you coach for all the advice, encouragement and love. My condolences to Jimmy (Jim Bo), Brenna and the family I will keep you all In my prayers.

    Roshandra Hayes-Simmons (Ro-Ro)

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