Carole Ann Dixon (1946 - 2016)

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In Loving Memory: Carole Ann Dixon passed away in her home in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 17, 2016, surrounded by her beloved family, friends and animals. She was born on Dec. 27, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Gladys Barbara "Bobbie" Moore and Urban Lewis Dixon, but spent most of her life in Alaska. Our "Christmas Carole" lived a rich life most people only dream of and was the epitome of the Alaskan pioneer. She felt a maternal connection with Alaska and had a love of preserving its history and wildlife. Carole had a natural eye for beauty and always saw the potential in what things could be. She possessed a love and talent for decorating warm, inviting spaces and had a Midas touch in the garden. She always tried to provide those around her with a truly warm and peaceful existence. Carole was an extremely accomplished artist and her works can be found all over Alaska and across the country. She worked via multiple mediums, including chalk, pastels and oils, and had a gift for capturing the true essence of a subject. She was also famous for creating caricature dolls, elves and wizards, and memorial dolls for bereaved parents. In everything she did, Carole exuded style, grace and a joy for living. Through example, she taught her children how to find beauty and pleasure in simple things, such as planting sweet peas in an old work boot or painting a spider web in a broken mirror for Halloween. Her holiday planning and decorating spanned several months and resulted in a magical experience for the family. Words cannot express the presence that was Carole Ann and nothing can measure the void that remains after her passing. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Bette Kathleen Braaten-LaPorte; her older brother, Richard Dixon; her mother and father; and her cherished stepfather, Marlin Eugene "Buster" Fowler Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Shelly Squibb (Lyndee Prill); her son, Donald Pearl (Carol Pearl); grandsons, Breyden Braaten, Johnathan Pearl and Wilson LaPorte; granddaughters, Jaden Pearl, Madison and Jaina Zemper-Prill; sister, Barbara Ann Barnes (Kerry Barnes); brother, Marlin Eugene Fowler Jr. (Janna Fowler); uncle, Plumis Walter "Buz" Moore Sr.; nephews, Michael Stapleton (George Stapleton), William Fowler, Richard Dixon Jr. and Marlin Dixon; nieces, Kylee Gordon and Kendra Fisher (Duke Fisher); cousin Shannon Moore-Wright; cousins, Pat and Elmer Bird; and many relatives and dear friends throughout Alaska and near her final home. At Carole's request, no service will be held and her remains have been cremated to become part of the Pacific Ocean. In lieu of flowers and in honor of her nurturing and healing spirit, the family asks that donations be made in her name to a local animal rescue organization.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 2, 2016