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Georgia "Dixie" LaPreal Rudman

February 3, 1929 — May 4, 2023

Georgia "Dixie" Rudman, age 94, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on February 3, 1929, in Magna, Utah to George Thomas Royer and A. LaPreal Condie Royer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward Rudman, her son David Royer, her sister Betty Wilcox (Jack), and her brothers Jerald "Jerry" Royer (Pauline) and George T "Buke" Royer (Kay).

Dixie had many different jobs throughout her life, including housekeeper, waitress, and cabinet making at Karmen Kitchens. She also worked at Tooele Army Depot for a period of time. However, the work she is best known for is babysitting many of her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren for no more than the opportunity of getting to know and love them.

Dixie was a kind, selfless woman, always there for everyone, no matter who, no matter what. She had the best memory and was always sharing the best stories with so much detail. She was a beacon of hard work and perseverance. She had her first and only child David on October 2, 1953 and raised him to become a strong, confident, hardworking man. She was an example of unconditional love and acceptance to all who were lucky enough to know her. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are honored to have been taught her values and traditions and will pass them on for generations to come.

Dixie was on a bowling league for many years, achieving many 300-point scores.  She was a member of her local TOPS chapter where she formed many great friendships.  In the spring of 1974, she married Edward Rudman and they spent their time together camping, fishing, and adventuring with many close friends they met along the way.  They became Arizona Snowbirds in the Winter and enjoyed their quaint cabin in Scofield West during Spring and Summer.  Together they built a fun and peaceful sanctuary that they and their loved ones enjoyed for many decades, creating memories that will never be forgotten.

Dixie is survived by her granddaughters Rebecca (Chad) and Anna, great-grandchildren Gavin and Macey, and stepsons Eddie (Karen) and Steve Rudman. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews who all have fond memories of love and support from "Aunt Dixie". A special thank you to nieces Lanae and Linda for their constant devotion to Dixie's wishes and well-being.  The family would also like to thank the many employees at Saint Joseph’s Villa for all of the compassion and care provided to Dixie.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 11:00am-1:00pm at Peel Funeral Home located at 8525 W. 2700 S. Magna, Utah. A graveside service will be held on the same day at 1:30pm at Valley View Memeorial Park located at 4335 W. 4100 S. West Valley City, Utah.

Rest in peace, Dixie. You will always be remembered for your kind heart and unwavering love for your family and friends.
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Thursday, May 11, 2023

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