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Dixie Simonian (1918 - 2014)

  • "As the Armenian saying expresses, "May God illuminate the..."
    - Richard and Barbara Norsigian

Dixie Simonian

Dixie Simonian, nee Tourijigian, 95, of Broomfield, Colo., born Sept. 22, 1918, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Broomfield Skilled Nursing & Rehab.

Dixie worked as a private secretary for the Federal Government.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Simonian; her children, Patricia Simonian and John Simonian; her parents, Mesag and Mary, nee Avarian, Tourijigian; a brother, Lawrence Tourijigian; and two sisters, Lalezar "Lolly" Maksudian and Mary Maksudian.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Taj Jerry Mahabub, James Simonian, John Simonian, Peter Simonian, Amy McGregor and Melissa Rakvica; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may attend from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Rev. Dr. John Dawson officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 4, 2014