Mrs. Rita Dixon

Mrs. Rita May Dixon

Monday, April 13th, 1931 - Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Dixon, Rita

Rita passed away peacefully in her sleep at Bethammi Nursing Home on August 9, 2019. Always a vibrant woman, she dealt with many challenges over her life. Family was her joy and seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren always brought a huge smile and lit up her eyes. Although shy at times if you put music on, it wouldn’t be long before those feet started tapping, body started to move and if you were lucky, she started to sing.

A strong-willed person she fought aging with everything she had. Getting her to use her walker was always a task… “I don’t know why I have this thing! I walk just fine!” in her reality she did, but in the real world she tired easily and needed the support. Rita was always wanting to be sent home to Jasper Place because she didn’t require the care Bethammi was giving her. The ideas she tried to get to leave were amazing. The things she was going to do when she got back to Jasper!

There were not many times that Rita was not smiling or laughing. She tried to see the world in a good light, however there were times when she did become angry and even then, she was beautiful.

Rita took the illness & passing of her long-time husband Frank’s passing in stride, taking over the caregiver role as much as she was able. Frank, Jim & Rita spent many hours hanging out over the course of his last months. It was during this time that Rita was introduced to flying. This quickly became her preferred method of travel.

Predeceased by husband, Frank (2004), eldest son Jack (2016), and youngest son Jim (2018). Survived by son Jerry, daughter-in-law Julie (Jim), grandson Jamie (Reann) and great grandson Brody as well as special niece Kellie Baird.

Thank you to the care providers at Bethammi for your tender care and patience over the years. Thank you to Jasper Staff for your care and guidance also.
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Cyndy Manahan

Posted at 11:08am
So Sorry for your loss


Posted at 04:26pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)

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