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DIXIE M. KAIN

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DIXIE M. KAIN  

Dixie M. Kain, daughter of Frank and Gladys (LaForge) of Saginaw, Michigan, died of lung cancer, in her home in Washington DC. on March 7, 2013. She was the revered mother of Michael Kain (Marlana), Candace Hayes, Kristen Sheehan, and Carol Kain. She was the devoted grandmother of Shannon, Molly (Mark), Courtney (Ben), Patrick, Matthew, Brendan and Kylie and the proud great-grandmother of Alexander. She was predeceased by her high school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, Harry R. Kain in 2001. Although she attended Marygrove College in Detroit, her passion was dance. Dixie studied dance her entire life, both in Detroit and New York City. She danced professionally at the age of five. As a young mother, she owned and managed her own dance studio, taught lessons in tap and ballet and choreographed all of the routines for her yearly recitals. Dixie also played the piano. She was an enthusiastic military wife, relocating every few years and a devoted mother, volunteering in her children's schools and activities. Her greatest legacy was a strong faith in God. Dixie committed her later years to unifying her family and planning holiday celebrations. She loved spending time with family and friends at her beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware. She will be dearly missed.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Memorial Chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia at 8:45 AM on Monday, April 22, 2013. The internment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Capital Caring, Resource Development Department, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042. Family and friends are invited to visit www.josephgawlers.com or www.mem.com for further information or to send memories/condolences.
 
 
 



Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2013
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