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Dorothy Corrigan Dixon August 3, 2018

Dorothy Corrigan Dixon was born in Bozeman Montana on June 21 1925, to Edith and Robert Corrigan. Two weeks later her Mother died of a heart attack. Dorothy was sent to Edith’s sister Mary in Detroit, who raised her as her own. When Dorothy was 10 years old her Aunt Mary and Robert were wed and moved back to Montana. She graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1943 and went to work in Seattle for Boeing. Dorothy also attended the School of Architecture of MSU. She was a forerunner for women entering into that field.

In 1947 she married Ralph E. Dixon (Ole) and they began their family of seven children, three sons and four daughters. In 1967 they moved to Seattle where Ole worked as a Painter/ Paper Hanger. He passed away after 37 years of marriage in 1984. Dorothy worked various jobs throughout her years in Seattle. In 2015 she moved to Atlanta Georgia to live with one of her daughters. She returned home to Montana in January of 2016, where she had long wanted to be. She resided at the Churchill Retirement Home until July 2018, and then entered the Tobacco Root Mountain Care Center where she passed away on Friday August 3rd.

Dorothy is survived by her son David (Linda), daughter Mary Kedron, daughter Edith (Rick) Carter, daughter Ann (Ken) Anderson, daughter Donna (George) Trischman, son Dan (Margaret), and son Ralph (Rhianna). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Dorothy ‘s Faith was very important to her as was her family. She was an avid reader and was never without her beloved books. She also in later years made quilts for her great grand children which gave her great joy.

 There will be a Vigil on Wednesday at 7p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Three Forks. A Mass of Christian Burial will be there also on Thursday at 10 a.m. 

Memorials are preferred to Tobacco Root Mountain Care Center in Sheridan, or the Churchill Retirement Home in Manhattan, Montana. The interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery at Bozeman will follow the service.

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