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Obituary for Dixie Ann Shupe Powell

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Dixie Ann Shupe Powell

August 9, 1935 - August 24, 2014

Dixie passed away August 24, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1935 to Leota Ipsen and Que Eugene Shupe in Ogden, Utah. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1953. She married the love of her life, George F. Powell, Jr. on October 16, 1954. They were married almost 60 years. The family appreciated his never-ending dedication, love, and support to her.

After graduating from high school, Dixie went on to work at L R Samuels where she developed her keen eye for fashion and style. She never left home without being dressed to the nines. Her flair for style followed throughout her life. She had the most finely decorated home, where she entertained family and friends on special occasions. She had a love of flowers, gardening and her yard was a showpiece that she meticulously cared for. Dixie was a culinary master and always a gracious host.
Dixie served faithfully as an Air Force wife and lived in many locations and traveled the world. During their time of service, she was the President of the Red Cross of the Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Officers Wives Club. Throughout their lives, Dixie and George continued their love of travel. She enjoyed all of the exotic places they visited, but most of all, she enjoyed being home with her loving husband.
Dixie had a fan club wherever she went due to her compassion, kindness, love, and generosity. Her example of unconditional love was a lesson to us all. In their last years, she enjoyed beading and made hundreds of beautiful necklaces. She and George jokingly had their club of the Birds and the Beads. Her love of travel never ended as she constantly wanted George to take her on rides. Dixie has finally found her rainbow connection.
Dixie is survived by her husband George, her brother Jerry (Diane) Shupe, North Ogden. Her four sons, Kirk (Cathy), Apache Junction, AZ; Brad (Connie) North Ogden, UT; Michael (Chris), Ogden, and Jeff (Christie), Pleasant View and Becky Powell. She has 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronald Shupe; grandson, Recus Swain and her three loving dogs.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11:00 am with family meeting friends one hour prior at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836-36th Street, Ogden, UT.
Interment at Ogden City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to ALZ.ORG or the charity of your choice.



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Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: August 9, 1935
Died: August 24, 2014

Condolences for Dixie Ann Shupe Powell

Carole Thoza Lefler posted on 8/27/14

So sorry to read of your mom's passing, Kirk. She was such a neat lady, always so nice and a great sense of humor too. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. I am so sorry I cannot make it to the services. I will be in CA for my father's internment services. May Jesus be with you always. Your friend, Carole


Jug and Jeanne Jones posted on 8/27/14

So sad to hear of the passing of Dixie, have thought about her all day, remembering the good old days in the Hood. God Bless Her, I had no idea she had ALZ, so difficult. Will be thinking about each of you this week, We are living in St George. xoxoxoxo


Scott posted on 8/26/14

Mike, George, Brad, Kirk and Jeff, please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Dixie. I really miss the time spent with her and family. She was always like one of us growing up and could relate to us all. She has an amazing sense of humor and is a dedicated mother, wife and friend. I always looked up to her and George growing up in South Ogden and Hope time and prayer will mend your loss.


James Shupe posted on 8/26/14

George and my four cousins, We our sorry for the loss of aunt Dixie. And we miss all of our Lagoon days. God Bless you all , with our Love. We will see at the Services.


Taunya Munford posted on 8/26/14

I am so sorry for your loss George and Family. Dixie was such a fun person. So full of life. I remember our late night visits. We would talk and laugh such a long time, midnight came before we knew it. Dixie always made you feel welcome and always had to feed you something before you left her home. Dixie was always kind and warm. There will be an empty spot in all of our hearts, we will all miss Dixie. Love, Taunya