Irene Dixon, Age :87

Nov 10,1932---May 15,2020

Irene Dixon, 87, of Palm Springs, CA passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at home.  Funeral services are pending the lift of COVID-19 restrictions for safety reasons.  Memorial and graveside services will be at a later date TBD.  Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, KS.   Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Temple on the Plaza.  

Irene was born on November 10, 1932 in Kansas City KS to Hobart and Evelyn (Lynn) Murray and lived most of her life there until relocating to California to be near her sons in 2016.  After high school, Irene married the love of her life, Bill, and briefly moved to Tucson, AZ while he was stationed in the service.  She was a long-time Executive secretary for Business Men’s Assurance Company where she worked with colleagues she considered her “BMA family”.  Irene was a 1950 graduate of Wyandotte High School and was a charter member of Victory Hills Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS where she was pianist for over 42 years.  She was an active member of Sherman Chapter, No. 8, Order of the Eastern Star for 60+ years, where she held the office of Worthy Matron (twice) and later Grand Organist for the State of Kansas.

Irene was a current member of Unity Temple on the Plaza. Irene’s passions included cooking, playing the piano, the masonic lodge, camping, playing cards, crocheting, and spending time with family and her many friends.  Her Kard Klub and Brunch Bunch groups of ladies held a special place in her heart.  Irene’s smile and laugh were infectious, and she was always able to find joy in any situation.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) L. Dixon, Jr. and her parents Hobart and Evelyn Murray.  Survivors include 2 sons:  David Dixon (Jesus Hernandez) and Dean Dixon (Duane Aldridge) and her loyal companion Hello Kitty, all of Palm Springs, California.  


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