Delores Lucille Fox was born in Chicago Illinois on February 22, 1927 to Joseph and Elizabeth Fox. Delores lived her childhood years in Chicago and later got married to Bill Ingman. They had two children in the Chicago area, Michael and Scott Ingman. Dee and family ventured west to California and had a third son name Chris in 1963. In 1970 Delores re-married to William Thomas Perkins who was her husband for the remaining 41 years of her life. Delores was a devoted mother to her children and husband, sacrificing much of herself for the well being of her family. All three boys were continuously involved in sports and activities during their childhood and teenage years, and many weekends and weekdays were devoted to taking them to various sports venues and activities. The legacy that Delores leaves behind is one of love, service, patience, peace, integrity and grace. Delores always put others first and loved to entertain friends and family whenever they could get together. Everyone always looked forward to 'coming home' for a holiday because there was going to be laughs, reflections, love and we can't forget the wonderful food and deserts. Delores was a wonderful and creative cook even before Emeril hit the screen on TV. Delores also enjoyed gardening all her life. There was not a yard that she did not tend whether it was hers or her childrens. If she came to visit, she was either in the Kitchen wipping up some fantastic snack, meal or desert, or she was in the garden trimming and pruning and watering. An unhappy looking plant, was an unhappy garden which needed attention immediately. We came to know that we better be prepared for the visit from Gardner Nana and get things in shape before her arrival. Though we always knew we couldn't get things just right because before you knew it, you were at the local nursery buying some new plants to spruce up the yard. Her attentiveness to gardening did not however overshadow her attentiveness to family. That was always first for Nana Dee and she wanted to be involve in whatever way she could with her children. She would talk nighlty with her sons either in person or on the phone, not out of obligation, but just the pure pleasantness of hearing each others voices. The last 6 months of her life were especially hard as one son (Scott) passed away in November of 2010 which devasted Delores. This was during the time when she continued to battle the Leukemia throught chemotherapy treatments. As was her custom of talking with her boys, she would often think of Scott and simply talk out loud to him as that voice was no longer present. Today, her voice is no longer audible, but is remembered by her surviving husband and two children. Her remembered voice, her remembered love and her remembered passion for family will never be forgotten as what is truly most important in this life. Love while you can, speak while you can and share each others company while you can. That is the message and legacy Delores Lucille Perkins leaves behind for all of us. Oh how we look forward to the day of Jesus' return when we all can be reunited for that ultimate family reunion to hear each others voices again, and share together for eternity. Delores learned to lean on her Lord during her battles with cancer and grief of loss with grace and strength. May we all do the same everyday and live for family and each other until we are all called home on that great day when Jesus returns. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me. In my Fathers house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3) May this truth which gave Delores strength to look towards the blessed hope of heaven and being reunited with her loved ones also give you courage and hope to meet whatever challenges comes your way.