Elizabeth Marie Dixon

07/24/1926 - 04/05/2015 Obituary
Elizabeth Marie Dixon Obituary
Betty Dixon, 88, passed away at home on April 5, 2015. Betty was born on July 24, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Carl William and Elizabeth Margaret Raether.
At six months old, she moved to Long Island and was raised in Maspeth, Astoria, and Woodside. She attended P.S. 78 in Woodside and graduated from 8th grade at the age of 12. Betty then went on to Julia Richman High School, graduating at 16 years old, and then Hunter College, both in New York City, and both were all girl schools.
Betty's first job while still in high school was working at the Army post office, sorting mail for servicemen overseas during WWII. She started working at New York Telephone in 1957. In 1963 she moved to Sacramento, California where she married Bernie Dixon, and then transferred to Pacific Bell. She held the position of office manager and retired in 1982 after 25 years of service.
Betty loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Women's Aglow and Gals at Lunch. Her loves were God, family, friends, country, traveling, gardening, golf, and music. Her love of travel began at the age of two with a trip to Europe. She traveled across the United States eight times and to Hawaii seven times. She took 19 cruises, which took her to many other countries and places.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Dixon; son, Charles Rose; and stepson, Don Dixon. She is survived by daughter, Cheryl Brown (Greg); grandchildren, Michelle Rigby (Kurt), Mike Brown, and Shaina Rose (Dylan); great-grandchildren, Lauren, Bricen, and Emilie; stepson, Robert Dixon; stepdaughters-in-law, Ramona and Nancy; step granddaughters, Dakota and Aidan, from Bakersfield, and step grandson Brett, and other step grandchildren she deeply cherished.
Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel of Calvary Bible Church, 48 Manor St., on April 13 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, California.
Betty's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hoffmann Hospice. For condolences please visit
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 10, 2015
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