Jean Elizabeth Fritter Dieux
Published in The Capital Gazette on Feb. 15, 2018

Jean Elizabeth Fritter Dieux

Jean Elizabeth Dieux (nee Fritter), 87, of Rockville,
passed away on December 25, Christmas Day, as a
result of injuries sustained during a car accident on
Christmas Eve.

Jean was born in Washington, DC on April 24, 1930, the
daughter of Charles and Ethel Fritter.

In 1949 she married William J. Dieux; they were married
for 52 years until his death from Alzheimer's. She
graduated from
Roosevelt High School (1948).

Her many activities included being a member of the Washington Numismatic Society, the
Silver Spring Junior Women's Club and the Montgomery County Garden Club, as well as
serving as a UNICEF volunteer and block captain. Jean was a homemaker who worked
part time at Arthur's Dance Studio and at Raleigh's Fine Clothing where both her mother
and husband retired from.

She lived most of her adult life in Rockville. Jean had a great love for life, and her greatest
joy was her large family which included her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
her newly born great-great grandchildren. She also treasured the many friends that she had
throughout her life. Jean was fortunate enough to be able to take care of her brother,
husband, and mother before their deaths.

Jean is survived by her daughter Bonnie Wilkinson and husband Richard; son Ronald Dieux
and wife Juli Powers; daughter Connie Horrocks and husband Jeff; her grandchildren
Montessa Markham (Wilmer Turcios), Jennifer Dieux (Eric MacKay), Merrenda Markham,
Kelly Dieux, Zeb Markham, Charlie Dieux (Charmaine Dieux); Whitney Dieux, Alex Dieux
and Nicholas Dieux; great grandchildren, James MacKay (Erika MacKay), Dalonte Taylor,
Craig MacKay, Destanie Taylor (Fredrick Monroe), Stephen MacKay, Cody Garrison,
Amber Garrison, Noah Cooper, Charlie Dieux, Savannah Dieux, Greyson Cooper, Caleb
Dieux; and great-great grandchildren Damani Monroe, Alice MacKay and Easyn MacKay.
She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Julie Dieux and husband Mike Bernhardt.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband William in 2001 and her daughter Lonnie in
1962. She was also predeceased by her parents and her brother Harold Fritter.

The Funeral will be held on Monday, February 26 at Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring.
Visitation is from 10:30 am to 11:00 am with a service immediately afterward.

Following the funeral service, there will be a procession to Arlington National Cemetery for
her burial at 1:00 pm.

Those who wish to honor Jean may make a donation in her name to The Alzheimer's
Association. Visit to make an online donation; to make a donation via phone call
800-272-3900; or mail donations to Montgomery County Alzheimer's Association, 401
North Washington St., Suite 100, Office 121, Rockville, MD 20850.