Dorothy Fox Iden of Aldie, Virginia, died on August 1, 2021, at the age of 86. Born on April 30, 1935, Dot was one of ten children born to the late John and Desola Fox.

Dot married the love of her life, the late Rosser Iden, in 1955; they were married for 65 years. They enjoyed a wonderful life together with many happy memories made with family and friends. She is survived by daughter, Beverly Iden Tate; son-in-law, Michael Tate; and grandsons Samuel (Sam) and Jack Tate. Dot is also survived by brothers James Fox (Leesburg), David Fox (Aldie) and Elmer Fox (Sterling); sisters Betty Monroe (Round Hill), Molly Cordaro (Sandy, Utah) and Linda Flynn (with husband Jim, Leesburg); sister-in-law Dotti Lu Fox (Blacksburg); as well as many loved nephews and nieces.

Dot graduated from Lincoln High School and George Mason University; she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. She owned and operated Humpty Dumpty Nursery School from 1968 until 1988. She taught Kindergarten at Aldie Elementary for ten years, retiring in 1999.

Dot and Rosser built their home in Aldie, as well as the Humpty Dumpty Nursery School building. In 1966, they purchased riverfront property near Tappahannock, Virginia, where they spent most summer weekends. There they instroduced numerous friends and family to waterskiing (and parasailing).

Dot was quite active in local summer Vacation Bible School, as well as Sunday School, at Aldie Methodist Church where she was a member for 50 years. In recent years, she attended Arcola Methodist Church.

A private graveside service for family is planned at Ebenezer Cemetery. A celebration of life for both Dot and Rosser will be held in the fall.

Please consider donating blood in memory of Dot – celebrate her life with a gift of life.

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