Dixie Arbon

September 11, 1938 — February 9, 2016

Dixie Arbon

Dixie Louise Arbon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother returned home on the morning of February 9, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Dixie was born Sept. 11, 1938 to John Alvin Anderson and Ethel Alberta Kesler in Grantsville, UT. Dixie was married on November 23, 1956 to her sweetheart Marnel Dale Arbon. She was a wonderful mother to her two children Michele Rae Perkins and Robert Marnel Arbon. Dixie was an active member of the LDS church serving many years in primary, sunday school and relief society callings. She particularly loved her calling as a teacher in the Relief Society. Dixie enjoyed gardening and reading. She brought a smile to many as she worked as a cashier and in customer service at the Junior Mart and later at Soelberg’s for many years. Dixie is very thoughtful and often sent letters to her family and friends. Those letters and cards were commonly signed with love and the phrase, “Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Happy”. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She always had love, a smile, and some cookies and milk for them. She was thoughtful of what would bring them joy and was very supportive in attending their activities and serving them. Holidays were always a magical time at her house with Easter egg hunts, Valentine’s treats, and wonderful Christmas parties. She was a grandmother to many, including those who weren’t related. Her loving nature brought joy to many and helped them to feel loved. DIxie will leave a legacy of grace, love, thoughtfulness, determination, and of selfless service. She truly was dedicated to whatever she set her mind to. She spent her life caring for those who were in need. She cared for her mother-in-law Selma Madsen, and her daughter Michele as they both battled their own illnesses. Shortly after the passing of her daughter, Dixie was informed that she had cancer and her next journey began. She battled cancer for many years and fought valiantly to the end. Her nurses commented that she never complained but always expressed gratitude and determination. She was loved by all of her doctors and nurses because of her kind and sweet nature. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Rocky Mountain Care Center for their care. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Michele. She is survived by her husband, Marnel; Son, Robert (Becky) Arbon; grandchildren, Melissa (Steve) Free; Mandi (Garth) Huffaker; Rhonda (Bill) Miller; Ammie (Mark) Riddle; Jenny (Josh) Morison; Scott (Alyssa) Arbon; Holly (Jared) Brown; Jason, Nick, and Brady Arbon; her 21 great-grandchildren; and her four siblings (Carl, Rex, Jackie, and Hoy). A viewing service will be held on Friday, February 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Grantsville, UT (428 S. Hale St.). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the same location with an additional viewing that morning at 10:00 a.m.

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