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David George Dixon M.D.

DAVID GEORGE DIXON, M.D. Born 1/16/29 - Died 12/11/12 After a courageous battle with metastatic malignant melanoma, Dr. David G. Dixon of Murrieta, and formerly of Corona, died peacefully at home on December 11th, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. surrounded by his immediate family. David was 83 years old, born on January 16th, 1929 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1953 with a degree in chemistry, earned a medical degree from George Washington University in 1957, and was a chief resident of internal medicine at Riverside General Hospital from 1958 to 1959. He practiced family medicine in Corona from 1959 to 1999. David worked in multiple organizations including California Rehabilitation Center, Corona Gables, Dart Container, as an emergency department physician for Corona Community and Circle City Hospitals, Fleet Missile Systems Analysis Group, Fleetwood Mobile Homes, Johns Manville, as a deputy sheriff in Riverside County, Silver Crest, and as a student health doctor for Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus. David served as a member of the Elks Club, as past president of the Lions Club and as a Boy Scounts of America leader. David was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a Latter-Day Saint, he served four voluntary humanitarian missions for the church. As a young man he served the Japanese-speaking people in the Hawaiian Islands. After retirement he served three missions with his wife Cathy, one locally in Southern California, and two others as a Medical Care Specialist in Western Europe and in Chile. David was a hot-air balloonist, flight instructor and a FAA medical examiner. He combined his love of flying with humanitarian medicine, serving in Mexico as a member of the LIGA International. David also served in the California National Guard from 1948 to 1949. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Dixon of Murrieta; his sister Nada Stuckey of Cedar City, UT; his five children, John Dixon of Murrieta, Betty Gould of Kanarraville, UT, Barbara Shuman of Murrieta, Peggy McGill of Murrieta and Ian Dixon of Provo, UT, and his eleven grandchildren. Services will be held December 21st, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 23800 Washington Ave., Murrieta, CA, 92562. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to Melanoma Research, Dr. Greg Daniels, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, 3855 Health Sciences Drive #0987, La Jolla, CA 92093. www.murrietavalleyfuneralhome.com

Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 16, 2012
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