Escondido, CA

Dorothy Burnett Foxworth

January 16, 1927 to November 15, 2017

Dorothy Burnett Foxworth: beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at home, surrounded by her family.

Born in the West Indies to James Caldwell Burnett, a U.S. Navy Captain and his English bride, Dorothy Barker Burnett. Mom and her three brothers Keith, Michael and James followed their parents around the world, before settling in San Diego.

After graduating from San Diego High School, she worked at Convair Corp. as one of the many “Rosie the Riveters” supporting the war effort.

Mrs. Foxworth had three daughters in her first marriage, Gloria Bird Henson (Steve), Cynthia Bird Bone (William) and Patricia Bird Conway (Dan & Danny Jr.). The single working mom met a handsome, gallant Marine, First Sargent David Foxworth, who won her heart, married her and bravely took the job of father to three pre-teen girls. She gave birth to her fourth daughter, Brenda Foxworth, when the family moved to Oceanside.

Mrs. Foxworth’s life centered around loving her children and husband of 57 years. David Foxworth and Dorothy Foxworth lived on Skyridge Lane, in Escondido prior to her passing on November 15.

Mrs. Foxworth helped raise her three grand-kids, Thaddeus Burcham, Taylor Tolpingrud Barre and Emily Lurvy and delighted in her three great-grand-kids, Thaddeus Jr., Teagan and Jessie James.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her youngest brother James Burnett.  She will be interred at Miramar National Cemetery on Monday, December 4 at 10 am.

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