Dix, Margaret Elizabeth McDougall Mrs. – Obituary

Margaret Elizabeth Dix, 81, died Tuesday May 5, 2009, at Sun Terrace Assisted Care Facility in Hermiston. Mrs. Dix was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Portland, Ore., to Neil and Lydia McDougall. Margaret was an only child. She grew up in Portland, Ore. and married childhood friend Vance Dix on June 30, 1947.

Vance and Margaret were blessed with 62 years of marriage until Vance’s death in July 2008; They lived in Nehelem, Ore. before moving to Haines, Ore. in 1957.

They bought the Haines Telephone Company, owning and operating their business for 23 years. Margaret raised 6 children while running a home office for most of those years. She continued to work for the new owner, Cascade Utilities until retirement. Margaret was an active member of the Haines First Baptist Church for many years and later the Baker Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed baking, reading, sewing, emailing friends and the internet. Margaret was known for her sweet and loving personality.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Sue Friddle of Dixon, Tenn.; daughter, Becky Wadekamper of Hermiston, Ore.; son Gary Dix of Haines, Ore.; son Dan Dix of Baker City, Ore.; and son Jon Dix of Baker City, Ore. 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Nazarene University, The Vance & Margaret Dix Family Scholarship, 623 Holly Street, Nampa, Idaho 83686.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May 14, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Tickno

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White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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