Obituary: DIXON, DENNIS

Published: Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:58 a.m. MDT

Dennis McKeever Dixon 1937 ~ 2011

St. George, Utah - Dennis McKeever Dixon got on a jumbo jet, 747-400, for the return flight back home. He boarded the flight on May 10, 2011. Dennis was brought to this earth by his earthly mother, Sylvia and his father, Glen in 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has one brother, David (deceased) and two sisters, Carloyn Sipherd (deceased) and Marianne Scharrier. He is very devoted to his Savior Jesus Christ, his family and his church. He had served as a missionary in Samoa and Fiji, Elder's Quorum president, bishopric counselor, stake clerk, high councilman, gospel doctrine teacher, branch president and member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. By the way, Dennis is rumored to be "a pretty good member of the Church". He loves his eternal companion, Susan Woolums; his five sons: Jeffery, Daniel, Kelly, Sean and Tom; three daughters-in-law: Terilyn, Stacey and Elizabeth; and his 12 beautiful grandchildren. Dennis and Susan were married in 1972 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Dennis had two careers. He spent many years working at Western Airlines and as a travel agent. In his work, he had opportunity to travel to most parts of the world. He was part Irish and loved visiting the homeland. His second career was teaching school at Bingham High School. He loved and supported his students; he was their best fan. He loves studying the Gospel, particularly the signs of the times. He is anxiously awaiting the second coming of the Savior. He is a master gardener, Eagle Scout, and loves music, especially the hymns of the restoration and country western. But, his greatest love was helping people. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Westridge LDS Chapel, 415 North Westridge Drive, St. George, Utah. A visitation will be held Saturday, prior to services, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel. A second funeral service will be held in South Jordan, Utah Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 1250 West Chavez Drive (9700 South) with a visitation Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel and on Monday one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. In lieu of flowers, Dennis requested donations be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.