Dixie R. Moody died at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. Dixie was born on Dec. 11, 1937, in Lovell. She graduated from Lovell High School in 1956. She attended Parks Business School in Denver and married Ronald R. Moody on Nov. 22, 1957, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
She is survived by her children; Dayna Riding, Kearns, Utah, Derek Moody, Ogden, Utah, Max Moody, Vernal, Utah, Jennifer Dursteler, Gillette, and Rance Moody, North Salt Lake, Utah, and husband Ron Moody, Newcastle.
She is also survived by four brothers: Jeff Robertson of Lovell, Rick Robertson, Worland, Lance Robertson, Idaho Falls, and Bruce Robertson, of Laramie.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Preston Robertson, and brother Phil Robertson.
Dixie and her family lived in Newcastle for the past 42 years. Dixie taught private piano lessons for approximately 45 years. She was also the Ward Music Chairman, organist and choir director for 40 years at the LDS Ward in Newcastle. She taught many girls how to conduct music in the church. She was a devoted mother and wife.
Her first love is her family and grandchildren. Dixie was an excellent seamstress and she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting sweaters and making puppy quilts for her grandchildren. She had a knack for interior design and was an excellent housekeeper. She loved being outside planting flowers, gardening and adding beauty to her yard.
A memorial service was held in Newcastle at the LDS Church on May 16, 2014. There was also a graveside service in Lovell on May 19, 2014.
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