(Age 79) Passed away on January 14, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Washington, on July 19, 2003.
They are in a better place together now.
Dixie is survived by two sons and their wives, Charles and Cynthia of Mead WA and Ronald and Becky of Chewelah WA; three daughters and their husbands, Paula and Bill Hansen and Laura and Terry LaCroix of Spokane WA, and Carla and Dan Engle of Bonney Lake WA; 10 grandchildren and their spouses ; Kristina (and Rich), Jason (and Pamela) , Jack (and Elinor), Desiree (and Jerry), Mathew (and Andrea), Rhonda, Samuel(and Trisha), Tyrel (and Gina), Jamie (and Tymen), and Spencer; and 16 great-grandchildren; Rian, Hannah, Garrett, Hailey, Owen, Ethan, Michael, Ava, Tenley, Francesca, Becca, Brooke, Bindi, Adley, Haley, and Mitchell.
Dixie is also survived by one brother, Robert Curry of Ione WA, one sister, Patsy (and Larry) Tarbert of Kettle Falls WA; two nephews, Rick (and Laura) of Kettle Falls and Dennis (and Julie) of Wenatchee WA, one sister-in-law, Martha Washington of Spokane WA and one niece, Kimberly (and Carlos) Monzon of New York; and the list goes on.
It is said that a mother’s love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever.
She epitomized this definition, always putting us before herself.
She was always there to support us and listen to our joys, worries, and sorrows.
Family meant everything to Dixie.
Family and friends were always welcomed with hugs and smiles and encouraged to share a meal.
She and Dad cooked many Sunday dinners for the entire family.
Holiday gatherings, event celebrations, and camping trips were held several times a year and everyone was welcome.
George Washington, the 1st president of the United States and a distant relative, said, “All I am I owe to my mother.”
To that we would simply add, and father.
We will hold their memories in our hearts and minds forever.
We love you Mom and Dad!
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.