Some people grow old with age, but we don’t think Dixie Jones was ever one of those people. She was a youthful delight throughout her life. ALL who knew her loved her and feel blessed to have known her. She passed away March 22, 2016 at the age of 84 in her sleep. It has been a massive heartbreak, losing someone so special. But what makes it easier, is knowing that she left us having lead a life of giving her love to others and asking absolutely nothing in return. Love, without limitations.
She fell in love with Ben Jones at the age of 15. He courted her on his red, Indian motorcycle. They raised a family of five beautiful children, staying together for over 56 years until Ben’s passing in 200 4 . The two worked endlessly to support their family. Dixie was a mother first, a member of the PTA, a Sunday school teacher, a homeroom and team mom, and a standout art school teacher, teaching night school at Cyprus High for many years followed by over 35 years, teaching in her home. Her love of music and painting stuck with her throughout her life; with walls filled with oil paintings around her bed, she hummed the tunes she knew to her final minutes on earth. Thank you and I love you were her last words. Let’s just say, she was not a hard person to keep close to your heart.
Dixie is survived by her 5 Children: Tim, Ben (Teresa), Lonnie (Tim), Dan, and Ted (Molly). Also by 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S. in Magna, on April 13, 2016 between 5:00-7:00pm. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the staff at Carrington Court, Memory Care Center and the people from Brighton Hospice for their care and deep concern for her passing. In lieu of flowers, please donate t o Alzheimer’s research.