Mary Lee Dixon Flynn
1949 - 2021

Mary Lee Dixon Flynn

February 1, 1949-February 9, 2021

Mary Lee Dixon Flynn passed away at her home in Iowa City on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 with her husband, Tom, by her side.

Mary Lee was born on February 1, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Everett and Maxine Dixon. Mary Lee grew up in Clinton, IA graduating from Clinton High School and moving onto the University of Iowa where she received a bachelor's degree in 1971. Mary Lee went on to obtain a master's degree in Social Work in 1980. Early in her work career, Mary Lee was employed as a Social Worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Dubuque and Johnson Counties. For 25 years in her career, Mary Lee was a Real Estate Agent in Iowa City, most recently with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals.

Mary Lee was a voracious reader, an avid tennis player, a weekend gardener, an accomplished snow skier and an artist at heart. She possessed an infectious laugh a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor. Mary Lee treated everyone as a friend and brightened every room she ever entered. Mary Lee will be missed terribly by family and friends but her loving and caring spirit will always light our hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Thomas; brothers Rick (Nancy) Dixon, Chris (Gail) Dixon; nephews Matt (Liz) Dixon, Mark (Jennifer) Dixon, Brian Metzger and nieces, Jennifer (Scott) Asher, Lauren (Travis) Irvin and Elizabeth Dixon; sister-in-law Betty Rea, and brother-in-law, Edward Flynn. Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents.

The family thanks Iowa City Hospice for their help during Mary Lee's illness and donations in Mary Lee's name can be made to Iowa City Hospice.

A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Mary Lee's life will be from 4-6:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service Iowa City. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will be at Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Feb. 15, 2021.
Celebration of Life
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
605 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
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I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lee’s passing. We had many wonderful times growing up together on Lawrence Street. My thoughts and prayers are with her family Patty Mauck Holm
Patty Mauck Holm
February 15, 2021