Dixie Brown, 89, passed away peacefully at the home of her youngest daughter and her family on April 27, 2017.
Dixie was born on January 18, 1928, in Hugoton, Kansas, to JaHue and Lillie Purcell. She was the youngest child in a family of four daughters and six sons.
Dixie married John Brown on November 7, 1945. They moved to Moab, Utah, in 1954. They fell in love with the red rocks and the small town life and never left. Dixie’s joy in life was taking care of her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dixie had a strong faith in God and was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church until her health kept her homebound. She still enjoyed her weekly visits from Father Bill and members of the parish. Her strong faith gave her peace when she lost her husband John, and her two daughters Gayle and Jeri.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband John Brown; and her daughters Gayle Lynn Dalton and Jeri Margaret Foy.
Dixie is survived by her daughters Leah Kay Foy and Lisa (Tommy) Byrum; her grandchildren Jill Byrum, Dustin (Kristin) Byrum, Sean (Renee) Dalton, Brooke Foy, Jason (Becca) Foy, Jeremy (Meaghan) Foy, Tiffany Foy, Jack R (Kristin) Foy, Corey (Michaelle) Foy, and Shelley (William) Hupp; 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and many friends.
A funeral Mass for Dixie will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the St. Pius X Catholic Church. A viewing will be held on Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 6 p.m.
There has been a fund set up for Dixie at gofundme.com, in lieu of flowers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.