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Monday, October 22, 2007

Wapella.com Mourns the Passing of Lorraine Dixon

Laura Lorraine Dixon of Plano, Texas died October 20, 2007 in Richardson, Texas. She was born August 29, 1910 in Fairfield, Illinois to Clarence and Nettie Tromly. Her parents, husband of 43 years Donald L. Dixon, and one brother Fred Tromly preceded her in death.

She attended Southern Illinois University, received a teacher’s certificate, and was a third grade school teacher. She was a lifetime member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority and a strong church and community volunteer. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She grew beautiful roses, and was an avid reader and bridge player.

Her son Robert (Ann Toohill WHS '62) Dixon of Plano, Texas, three grandchildren, Laura Dixon of Plano, Texas, Daniel (Ann) Dixon (who spent an extraordinary amount of time in Wapella during his youth, while he theoretically lived in Milwaukee) of Eagan, Minnesota, and Matthew (Janet) Dixon of Waukesha, Wisconsin, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law Ruth Tromly of Englewood, Colorado survive her.

Thank you to Dr. Williams and the Nursing Staff at The Gardens of Richardson for enabling her long good-bye to be with dignity. Memorials may be made to the national Alzheimer’s Association.

Our condolences to the Dixon and Toohill Families.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the Dixon family, including Ann with whom I had a too brief conversation on Hughsday.

HoosierGato

MrToohillbeef said...

When I was little we went to visit her in Pecatonica IL. I think my family and the Dixon crew where there. The only thing I remember was my dad telling Danny,Bubba, Jerry and I to stop throwing rocks on the street.

Laura, Danny and Matt are 3 of my favorite cousins and you guys were lucky enough to have 2 very special grandmothers. God bless ya!

Anonymous said...

Bob Dixon is one of the most mellow fellows I have ever met. My condolences. RJT

Anonymous said...

Mrs Dixon was a great cook. I have a couple of her salad dessert recipes. They all have about ten steps. One involved stuffing nuts and cream cheese in black cherries...in other words it would take all day to make.

She also had beautiful handwriting, an art that has been lost to the keyboard.

Sorry for your loss Bobby D.
MJT

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