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YOUNG, Dixie D. (King)

YOUNG, Dixie D. (King)

YOUNg - Dixie D. (nee King)
April 27, 2019, age 89, of Lancaster, NY, formerly of Caldwell, ID and Kirwin, KS. She was born April 30, 1929 in Kirwin, KS, beloved wife of 68 years to Richard E. Young; cherished mother of Susan of Williamsville, Kristen (Laureen) of Williamsville and the late Timothy (Pati); dear grandmother of Gregory (Betsy) Young, Sarah (Adin) Stoldt, Lauren (Matthew) DuBois, Scott and Alex; great-grandmother of Ethan Young and a soon-to-arrive grandson; dear friend of Cassie Marino and Abeline Morgan; survived by many nieces and nephews; predeceased by sisters Mildred Marple and Leona McConnell of Idaho. Dixie was a child of The Great Depression. She was raised on a farm where her family survived the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. A 6-foot redhead, Dixie was among the more popular kids who graduated from Caldwell (Idaho) High School in 1946. Dixie went to business college after high school and took a job as the secretary to the prosecuting attorney in Boise, ID. She met and married Richard, then serving in the Navy, after a blind date in San Francisco. Dixie moved to Lancaster, NY in 1952 after getting married. During the years in which her husband was the President of Young Fire Equipment Co., Dixie installed hundreds of women into the Ladies Auxiliary in fire companies across Western New York. She was a talented seamstress making many of her own and her children's clothes. She was a past member of Lancaster's Ladies Home Bureau, Garden Club and Historical Society. Dixie enjoyed traveling, gardening and had a vast collection of roosters adorned on the walls of her Lancaster home. Dixie will be remembered for her quick wit and bright smile. For the past seven months she was receiving loving care at the Greenfield Terrace in Lancaster. An accidental fall the day after Easter ultimately took her life. Family will receive friends and family at the WENDEL & LOECHER, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, on Tuesday from 3-6 PM. A celebration of Dixie's life will follow at Ripa's Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster 7:30-?. Refreshments and drinks will be served. Dixie would have turned 90 on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenfields, 5959 Broadway, Lancaster, NY. Share condolences at www.wendelandloecherinc.com

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