Jennie Dixon, 92, of Star (formally from Hailey) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, with family by her side. Funeral services were held in Hailey at the LDS church on Saturday, Feb 13, at 1 p.m. under the care of Wood River Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; daughter, Marie Huntsman; and two great grandsons, Curtis and Jessie Williams. She is survived by her children, Barbara Williams of Richfield, Idaho; Bonnie (Dick) Newton of Eagle, Idaho; Larry Dixon of Bellevue, Idaho; Connie Dixon (Robert Glenn) of Glenns Ferry, Idaho; Allen Dixon of Boise; and sister, Irene Farnworth of Carey, Idaho; grandchildren, Donald (Tiffany) Williams, James Williams, Lowell Huntsman, Mike (Sonya) Huntsman, Tina (Tom) Schonherr, Mose Halverson, Heidi Shirts, David (Andrea) Shirts, Adam (Kerri) Shirts, Jessie Dixon and Rachael Dixon. She had 25 wonderful great-grandchildren.
Mom was born May 27, 1917, in Carey to Joseph and Alice Clark and grew up there. She rode a horse to school, milked cows, brought cattle in from the range and worked at many other chores of that era. She attended school and brought home awards in track and an award for a spelling bee.
Mom grew up knowing of a Donald Dixon, but was so excited to be asked out on a date. They had a sweet romance and married in Carey on Dec. 8, 1940. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
Mom's greatest joy and purpose in life was her family. She achieved much joy from "doing for her family." She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Some of the "greats" called her "the huggie" grandma. She could have been called that from the adults, also. Mom took great pride in caring for Dad when his health failed. She was a wonderful caregiver.
Mom loved to grow violets. She always had them blooming in her home. She loved roses, gardening, crocheting and caring for grand kids. She served in various callings in her church.
We know she is having a great reunion with all who have passed before her. We will miss her, but have lots of wonderful memories to carry us through.
We wish to thank the staff of Country Time Assisted Living in Star. They gave her wonderful care and treated her with great dignity.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice of Wood River, Box 4320, Ketchum, ID 83340 or Legacy Hospice of Boise.