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Dixie, at age 93, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. She was born on April 23, 1923, in Brookfield, Missouri to Agnes Colbert McKisson and Frank McKisson. She graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles in 1941 and shortly thereafter married the love of her life, Allen on July 31, 1942. Dixie and Allen celebrated 58 years together, before he passed away in 2000. Allen and Dixie lived in Perris, California for over 50 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Lauda (Frank) of Riverside, CA and her son, James Peterson (Shannen) of Anaheim, CA; 5 grandchildren, Travis Lauda (Elizabeth) of Riverside, CA, James Peterson Jr. (Shannon) of Placerville, CA, Bradley Peterson (Kim) of Buellton, CA, Kelly Hicks (Garret) of Surrey, England and Jeffrey Peterson (Rosy) of Gaviota, CA; and 8 great-grandchildren: Erik, Kathryn, Drew, Mason, Fox, Landon, Parker and Rhys.
Dixie will be buried next to her beloved husband, Allen, at Riverside National Cemetery. The gravesite ceremony will be held Monday, March 27 at 10:30 AM, with a reception to follow at the home of Frank and Ann Lauda. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the (alz.org).
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 15, 2017
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