Jun 062014

Our mother, Peggy G. Dixon, 76, of Joseph City, passed on to join the Lord and other family members who passed before her on Monday, June 2, 2014, after a long, courageous fight with COPD. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially by her four sons. She was a sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loved every one of these titles. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Calvary Chapel, located at 1202 W. Hopi Drive in Holbrook.

She was born March 11, 1938, in Fresno, Calif. After moving frequently with her husband Don W. Dixon and the four boys, she was able to finally put down roots here in Joseph City since 1976. She worked for Arizona Public Service Co. Cholla Power Plant as an auxiliary operator until her retirement. She loved having her sons and their families near her, and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren being close by also.

She met her husband, Don, in Ft. Smith, Ark., and they were married in 1959. Peggy and Don had four sons, all born in Carlsbad, N.M. They lived in many places because of Don’s mining job and later as a mechanic, including Wichita, Kan., Grand Junction, Colo., Moab and Payson, Utah, Pleasant Hill and San Leandro, Calif., Fallon, Nev., and finally Joseph City.

Peggy was a strong, dedicated lady and mother. Every time Don said they had to move, she would pack up all four of her little boys and off they would go. She rarely complained at all because those four little boys were her pride and joy, that you could see on her face until the end. All you had to do was ask about them and you were in for a long story, and she had lots of stories, you rarely heard the same one twice.

We will miss her every second of every day, but we are relieved that our mother can breathe again on her own, and she can rest after a full life of ups and downs. She can be proud of a life well lived.

Survivors include her sons, Bob, David, Harold and Tim; and her sister, Verlean of Holtville, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Fred and Dona Miller; her four brothers, Willard, Bud, Bill and Claudie; her husband Don Dixon; two grandsons, Cory and Christopher Robert; two granddaughters, Alicia and Jennifer; and a daughter-in-law, Jamie Mecey-Dixon.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.Peggy Dixon