Becky Sue Dixon Becky Sue Dixon, 66, completed her life's earthly journey on July 30, 2014, as God gently took her hand and led her home to eternal life in heaven. Becky was born on September 13, 1947, in Toppenish, WA, to Fredrick A. and Rebecca (Rutz) Pauley. She grew up in Wapato, WA, attending 12 years of school graduating with the class of 1965 of Wapato Senior High School. She went on to attend Mary Stone Beauty School in Seattle where she became a "Beauty School Drop Out". Throughout the years she proudly noted that she always cut and set her own hair. Becky then attended Seattle Dental Assistant Training School and graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant. Through the years she worked for several dentists in the Seattle and Olympia areas as both a chair-side assistant and office receptionist. On June 8, 1968, Becky married her childhood sweetheart, Robert E. (Bob) Dixon. Together they celebrated 46 memorable anniversaries. After Bob's graduation from the University of Idaho in 1970, they moved to Seattle for a short time before settling in Olympia in 1976. In the following years Becky worked in dental offices, the Department of Licensing, the Board for Volunteer Firefighters, and Mills & Mills Funeral Home before starting her own home business offering assistance to caregivers, personal shopping and delivery services, personal catering for memorial receptions, and planning of private events. Becky stopped working in 2010 due to health conditions that had challenged her for many years. Becky enjoyed serving the citizens of Thurston and Mason Counties for many years as an American Red Cross chapter volunteer. She later served on the chapter board of directors serving one year as the board president. She was the driving force in establishing the annual Real Heroes breakfasts for the chapter's service area as well as the recipient of the R.W. Johnson Award as Volunteer of the Year in 1998. Becky is survived by her husband, Bob; a son, Brian Dixon, and his wife Cari of Puyallup; a daughter, Brooke, and her husband Aaron Hare of Tumwater; four precious grandchildren, Allison and Rachel Dixon, and Aubrie and Bandon Hare; two sisters, Sheila (Dany) Adolf of Yakima, and Berwyn (Randy) Teague of Zillah; one brother, Butch (Sheila) Pauley of Yakima; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; one aunt, Mary Ann Adams, of Pendleton, Oregon; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; a stillborn baby brother, Aubrey Alan Pauley; her brother, Fredrick Charles Pauley; several Aunts and Uncles; and all of her Grandparents. Because of the variety of health issues that challenged Becky over the years, she requested and was accepted into the "Willed Body Program" at the University of Washington Medical School where she will continue to contribute to medical research. A Celebration of Becky's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Olympia Westminster Presbyterian Church with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. Inurnment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date. A request from Becky: "As much as I love flowers, especially Bob's dahlias, please no flowers for me. I would love for you to please be kind and patient to all people. Smile at the stranger. You will feel good and the stranger will feel special. Thank You!" To leave your memories and condolences please go to www.funeralalternatives.org
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Published in The Olympian on Aug. 3, 2014