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Our dear mother, Helen Catherine Dlugos Dixon, sadly passed away on July 19, 2023, at the age of 97.
She was a wonderful mother who always supported and encouraged her family and friends.
Helen was born on September 27, 1925, in Bath, ... Read More
Our dear mother, Helen Catherine Dlugos Dixon, sadly passed away on July 19, 2023, at the age of 97.
She was a wonderful mother who always supported and encouraged her family and friends.
Helen was born on September 27, 1925, in Bath, Pennsylvania. Her parents, the late John and Victoria Dlugos, were Slovakian immigrants who owned a family farm in Bath, Pennsylvania.
Helen was one of eight children. Her sister, Anna Marie (Hans) Dlugos Schweitzer is her only surviving sibling at 101 years old. Her late siblings include John S. Dlugos, Frank Dlugos, Sr., Catherine Anna (Kada) Dlugos Schweitzer, Joseph R. Dlugos, Mary Agnes Dlugos Pearsall, and Michael Dlugos.
Helen married Edward H. Dixon, Jr., “Doc” in December, 1950. They were married until his death in 1999. Doc was a medic in the United States Air Force. His career took Helen and their children to England, Iceland, parts of Europe, and several places in the USA.
Helen has three children, nine grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren. Her children are Donna Dixon Coker (Joe), Deb Dixon Lack (David), and Daniel E. Dixon (Sandy). Her grandchildren are Jon Coker (Lindsy), Heather Edwards, Melissa Wright, Davey Lack (2018) (Cory), Diane Lack, Amanda Dixon Jobe (Jeremy), Joshua Dixon (Megan), Jacob Dixon, and Candace Dixon. Her great-grandchildren are Emma Coker, Spencer Edwards, Kyndall Edwards, Bennett Edwards, Michael Wright, Edwin Wright, Jason Lack, Claire Lack, Evelyn Lack, Madisyn Rinker, Connor Rinker, Jaden Jobe, Tyler Jobe, Hailey Dixon, Abigail Dixon, Nathan Dixon, Emri Dixon, and Autumn Dixon.
Helen was an excellent cook. She loved baking, especially, and was always trying new menus and ideas.
She excelled with her spritz cookies, pineapple cheesecake, and her roast beef and gravy. Because of her Slovakian roots Helen had fun introducing her family to pierogis and halupki.
She also had to learn how to make unheard of grits for her Southern husband.
Helen delighted her children with Slovakian songs. When they visited her Pennsylvania family, her children loved to hear her converse with them in Slovak. They loved her stories of life on the farm and how electric lightbulbs, cars, and “new” technology changed their life.
Helen Dixon will be missed by many. Her family is forever thankful for the many years she was with us. She had a strong Christian faith and inspired others to know that she is now in a better place.
The family will receive friends in Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, Friday, July 28, 2023, from Noon until 1 p.m.
The funeral service will be Friday, July 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church with Father Jess Reeves officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
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