L.C. DIXON | TheUnion.com



L.C. Dixon died peacefully May 26 in Glenn County, just short of his 94th birthday.

A graveside memorial was held at the Masonic Cemetery in Orland on Tuesday, June 10.

Mr. Dixon was born May 30, 1914, in Naples, Okla., one of eight children born to Wallace and Amber (Harris) Dixon. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and then moved to Richmond to work. He married his boyhood sweetheart, Grace Massey, in Chickasha, Okla. He often said his marriage was the best thing he did in his lifetime. After World War II started, he worked as a welder in the San Francisco Bay Area at Kaiser shipyards.

Mr. Dixon and Grace settled in Orland to raise their three sons. He worked as an automobile mechanic and service manager and joined Orland’s First Baptist Church in 1947. After raising their three sons, they left Orland in 1968 and spent 35 years in Grass Valley, where he sold real estate. They traveled the U.S., Europe, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands. Proud of his Choctaw heritage, Mr. Dixon served briefly on California’s rural Indian Health Board. He was a valuable member of his church and community for six decades.

Mr. Dixon is survived by sons James Motana Dixon of Orland and Wesley Len Dixon of Grass Valley; grandchildren Jesse, Julianne, Sabra and Shawn; great grandsons Logan and Joel, and sister, Julia Lane of Hanford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, and son, Chris, who died in Vietnam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Orland or the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley.

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