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Lillian E. Dixon

Jun 22, 2012 Staff

Former Lander resident Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz.

Cremation has taken place, and private family services will be at a later date in Cody, where Mrs. Dixon's cremated remains will be inurned next to those of her late husband at the Riverside Cemetery.

Lillian E. Balder was born Aug. 22, 1917, near Fromberg, in Carbon County, Mont., the daughter of Reuben L. and Mabel L. (Larrabee) Balder.

She married Everett H. Dixon on Feb. 5, 1938, in Cody. They lived on various ranches on the North Fork near Cody for 17 years. In 1956, they purchased a ranch on the South Fork. In 1981, they sold the ranch and retired in Cody.

In 1996 Mrs. Dixon moved to Lander to be close to her oldest daughter, Marlene. Her family said she enjoyed living near the Lander Senior Citizens Center and participating in the activities.

In 2007, at the age of 90, her health began to fail and Mrs. Dixon moved to Prescott, Ariz., to be with her youngest daughter, Janice, and son-in-law, Jim.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Armentrout of Prescott, Ariz.; her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Howe of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren Jandi Ford and husband Henry of Chandler, Ariz.; Jeffery Armentrout of Hermosa Beach, Calif; Tammy Anderson and husband David of Carlsbad, Calif., and Brenda Hesser and husband Alan of Palos Verde, Calif.; great-grandchildren Emily and Joseph Ford, and Kaila, Cory, Connor and Kalli Anderson.

Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Bernard A. Balder, and her son-in-law, Bruce G. Armentrout.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303.

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