Dixie Sue Nelson
Dixie was born in Salina Kansas to Daniel and Mabel Hagen. She was one of nine children in the Hagen family.
She married Elmer Carl Nelson, (USAir force) on June 9, 1956 and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. They made their home in Salina, KS, before moving to Yamhill, OR and eventually to Newberg.
Dixie loved to spend time with her family, paint, crochet, fish and take leisurely drives out on the country back roads. Dixie worked at Dean's market in Newberg as a checker as well as Nap's IGA in Newberg as a checker and then a meat wrapper for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mabel; brothers, Lyle, Cletus, Calvin; sisters, Marie, Kay, and Delores-Maxine.
Dixie leaves behind her husband, Elmer, two daughters, Gerry Frame (Nelson) who lives in Goldendale, WA, with her husband Dave, and Kathy Blume (Nelson) who resides in Newberg with her husband, Gregg. They have four grandchildren, Brandi Olson (Frame) and her husband, Eric; Tara Frame and her wife, Angie Beckstead; Dana Minick (Blume) and her husband Christopher Reese; Alan Blume and his wife, Heather; six great-grandchildren, Emma Olson, Sophia Olson, David Olson, Makayla Minick, Kamryn Minick, and Hayden Blume; brothers, Richard Hagen, of Salina, KS and Harvey Hagen of Gypsum, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per Dixie's wishes there will be no services held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to The Newberg FISH Program, (Friends In Service To Humanity) 125A Elliott Rd, Newberg, Or 97132 or Newberg Toy and Joy Program, 11945 SW 70th Ave, Tigard, Or 97223.
On Dixie's behalf, we would like to thank Providence Newberg, Hospice for their gentle, loving, guiding, care of our beautiful mother. Nurse Kathy, Nurse Jackie and Caitlin were invaluable during this time of need for our family. Dr. Kevin Sellars at Providence Newberg Hospital, & care team B. and Melissa Pilobello, our at-home care partner.
Dixie's care was entrusted to Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel and Valley View Memorial Park & Mausoleum. Please feel free to leave messages of condolence at www.attrells.com.
We all lived a blessed life with our wonderful mother so dear. We will now keep her in our memories and continue to love her from afar.