Theodore Dixon

Dixon, Theodore
Ted or Teddy to those who knew him, peacefully entered Life Eternal on September 29, 2012 at the age of 70 years. A native of Hartford, CT, Ted was introduced to computers gratis the US Army and from that point on his love affair with technology never waned. Ted used to say about his successful Technology career: "I'd do this work even if they didn't pay me" and this dedication made him an outstanding leader in large banking environments at MBNA, Great Western Bank and Norwest Mortgage. It also made him a fearless administrator of the home electronic network where he was forever crashing, repairing and buying computers or the cables that connected them. It could be said that if new technology were being introduced tomorrow, Ted would have ordered it yesterday. Ted was a thoughtful and thorough man, never to be rushed to a decision or rushed through dinner. He was dependably late. He was a g-r-e-a-t dresser with a sophisticated sense of humor to match. Unfamiliar with the workings of a kitchen, he did once cook a chicken to perfection. He refereed youth soccer for as many years as his kids played. His grounding in Latin was solid. He collected speeding tickets, ski outfits, miniature cars, and loyal, devoted friends. He loved and respected his mother (Rose Brown). Ted enjoyed so many things in life but took most pleasure in the company of his three son's, the achievements of his three grandchildren, sharing family laughs and stories with his brothers and cousin Iwilla, reading the hand drawn and heart felt cards from the Kovalcik/Ross nieces and nephews, napping with his buddy Scooter, listening to his extensive music collection and "settling-in" with his Sunday morning ginned-up coffee. Ted was kind and gracious, happy and satisfied; he was exactly the man he wanted to be. To honor Ted's legacy remains his loving wife Trish, his mother Rose, his children Todd (Donna), Wesley (Roxanna), Michael (Erica) - sons of Charlotte Dixon, and two brothers (Benjamin and Robert). The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the kindness and generosity shown to them by friends and neighbors at Bellasera and the caring people at Pinnacle Oncology. To leave condolences for the family, please visit http://www.messingermortuary.com.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 7, 2012