Dixie D. McClure


(Feb. 22, 2004)

Word has been received of the Feb. 22 death of a former Powell resident, Dixie Doris McClure, 77.

She died at her home of 24 years in Dillon, Mont.

She was born Oct. 11, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo. From an early age, she was raised in the Penrose community southeast of Powell by George and Matilda McBlain. She was raised in the LDS Church and graduated from Powell High School in 1945. She married John McClure on Sept. 29, 1945.

The couple lived a military life. She was a past member of the Lady Elks and loved the piano, accordion and ukulele.

Survivors include her husband John; her sons, George (Ursula) McClure of Utah, John (June) McClure of Connecticut; daughter Verlayn McClure McManus (Kelly) of Washington; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and nephew Wayne Mangus of Ralston.

A celebration of her life took place Feb. 27 at Brundage Funeral Home in Dillon.

The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Elks National Foundation.

Burial will be in the Penrose Cemetery at a later date. Burial of cremains for former Powell resident Dixie McBlain McClure will be Sunday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Penrose Cemetery. She died Feb. 22 in Dillon, Mont. She was a 1945 graduate of Powell High School.