Grandma's beautiful music is forever stilled and our lives a little less bright due to the loss of our wonderful mother and grandmother, Donna Shields Dixon, who passed away March 27, 1998 of natural causes at the Tooele Valley Nursing Home.
Born October 29, 1916 in Pine Canyon, Utah to Versal and Mary Agnes Shields. Married G.W. (Bill) Dixon in the Salt Lake LDS Temple June 25, 1935. He preceded her in death June 30, 1977. Married Bill Smith who also preceded her in death in September of 1981.Active member of the LDS Church, she devoted countless hours to music enrichment of Tooele County for over 50 years. Her dance band brought joy and smiles for everyone. No one played the piano quite like her. She was happiest at the stove cooking meals for her family, and was a wonderful example for all.
Survived by sons and daughter, Ronald (Gay) Dixon, West Valley; Carolyn (Loran) Dansie, Midvale; Ed (Kathy), West Valley; Bill (Carla), Pine Canyon; Raymond (Tana), Laury (Mary), all of Tooele; 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She had a special love for each. Also survived by brother, Versal Shields; sisters, Helen Rivers and Ruth Pitt. Preceded in death by brothers, Alvin and Lowell; sisters, Dora Barnett, Anna Palmer and Agnes Benson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Pine Canyon Ward, 2045 Churchwood Dr. Friends may call at Tate Mortuary, 110 So Main St., Monday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. and 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. Interment Tooele City Cemetery.
Many thanks to the Home Health Care nurses and Tooele Nursing Home for their tender loving care of Mom.
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