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Jane McKown Fuchs

July 31, 1950 - June 27, 2016


Jane McKown Fuchs, 65, passed away June 27, 2016. Born in Virginia Beach, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Betty Harrell McKown. She graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1968 and subsequently from East Carolina University in 1972 with her Bachelor’s degree. Jane was very proud of her local heritage and believed in her community. She served as a social worker in the City of Norfolk for 4 years before making the decision to stay home with her children. Jane always, proudly put her family first. Love for family is one of her defining qualities and that love was only amplified as she became a grandmother. Jane was truly an idealist, believing that people are inherently good and have what it takes to make the world a better place. She saw beauty in life and, as a lifelong learner, loved traveling and reading to gain new perspective and experience. She was an intellectual who adored reading; often, she would stay up well into the night reading or chatting with friends and family. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 43 years, Robert Fuchs; sons, Barry Fuchs and his wife Lauren Kisser, and Tim Fuchs and his wife Alice Ashe; grandchildren, Spencer and Daphne Fuchs, and Emmett Fuchs; brother, Darrell McKown and his wife Sarah; sister, Susan Fowlkes and her husband Meade; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members all over tidewater and beyond. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the thehealthwagon.org. Condolences can be made at www.altmeyerfh.com.


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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

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