Dixie Lee Moore
August 18, 1923 September 5, 2012
A fter 89 full years, Dixie Lee Moore passed away peacefully at her home in Alta Sierra, embraced by her loving family and caregivers. She is survived by three generations: Her children Melinda, Rick, and Melanie; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren (plus one more expected soon); and the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of her beloved sister Patricia.
Always passionate and intelligent, Dixie Lee earned her Bachelors degree with double major in Psychology and Business from Mary Washington College in Fredricksburg, Virginia, then returned to her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona where she earned her pilots license to fly for the Womens Air Service Corps, and met William Henry (Bill) Moore III at Luke Airfield. They married and moved to the Los Angeles area where they lived happily for many years, then retired to live in Alta Sierra.
She was an especially wonderful homemaker throughout all these years. She also worked as a trusted medical office manager and volunteer for various human services and arts organizations in the Los Angeles and Nevada County areas.
Dixie Lee (Dit) was a wonderful, cherished, devoted, and beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Known for her upbeat and positive approach to life, she always had a kind word to share, inspiring many people throughout her life. Always up for an adventure, she was continuously finding new places to discover and learning new things. She enjoyed golf, bridge, cooking, gardening, painting, knitting, clay work, and more with family and friends. (Her family especially enjoyed her delicious cooking!)
Dixie Lee was a bright star in our family, and we will forever carry her love, courage, grace, and unyielding optimism in our hearts. We will miss her, and also celebrate the memory of her life wonderfully lived.
Loving care has been provided for her for which her family is very grateful by Dr. Richard Andya and other wonderful physicians; Halley Livermore, her primary caregiver; Karey, Kathy, and others from A Better Care; and recently, by Hospice of the Foothills.
No services will be held per her request.
Memorial tributes may be made in her name to
Hospice of the Foothills.
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