Dorothy M. (Chapin) Dixon


(April 4, 2004)

Funeral services for Dorothy M. (Chapin) Dixon, 77, were conducted Wednesday, April 7 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Casper. She died at Life Care Center in Casper on Monday, April 4 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. The Rev. Michael Carr presided at services.

She was born at Casper on May 2, 1926, to Charles S. and Margaret (Glossen) Chapin. Following graduation from Natrona County High School, she attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and earned her B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska. She married the late Hon. John T. Dixon in 1948 and was the mother of six children, making her home for most of her adult life at Powell.

In addition to being a mother and homemaker, she was actively involved in community affairs, including scouting, St. Barbara's Catholic Church, the Elks Club and Powell Country Club. She was a charter member of the Powell Ripple Wine Bridge Club.

In spite of her illness, she played piano and read avidly almost until the end of her life. She was a dedicated bridge player and golfer, enjoyed gardening and all things Wyoming. She was a serious sports fan, with a special love for the Wyoming Cowboys.

Survivors include her son Patrick Dixon of Casper; her daughters, Janet Flynn of Broomfield, Colo., Donna Dixon of Reston, Va., Shawn Sims of Powell, Terry Harley of Spokane, Wash., and Margaret Sato of Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Donald E. Chapin and James H. Chapin; 11 grandchildren and her granddog, Ben.

The family would appreciate memorials to the Wyoming Alzheimer's Affiliation, or the Steve Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Northwest College Foundation, 231 W. 6th St., Powell, WY 82435.