John T. (Jack) Dixon


(Jan. 2, 2001)

Memorial Mass for former Powell resident John T. (Jack) Dixon, 74, was celebrated Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Casper, with the Rev. Carl Beavers as celebrant.

Mr. Dixon died Jan. 2 at his home in Westminster, Colo.

He was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Casper, the son of John Phillip Dixon and Mary Ellen (Morrow) Dixon.

He began his law practice in Casper in 1953 and moved to Powell to establish a private practice of law in 1956.

He was appointed as judge in the Fifth Judicial District in January, 1969, and served until retiring in June, 1988.

Mr. Dixon served in other capacities in city and county government, including one term as mayor Powell from 1960 to 1962. Additionally, he was administrative assistant to the mayor of Casper before moving to Powell, and he served as police judge in both Casper and Powell. He was deputy county attorney in Park County and served as a justice of the peace.

He was a member of numerous community organizations in Powell and served two consecutive terms as president of the Powell Chamber of Commerce in 1958-1959. He was active in Rotary, the Elks and the Republican Party. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of BPOE 2303 and was state vice president of the Elks.

He coached Powell's first Little League Baseball state championship team with his son, Pat, as a player on the team.

Survivors include a son, Pat Dixon of Casper; five 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; a brother, Michael Dixon, of Littleton, Colo.; nine nieces and nephews; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William P. Dixon.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver, 3399 S. Eagle St., Aurora, CO 80014; or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Burial of cremains was in Highland Cemetery, Casper.