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Dixie Smith – July 1, 1937 – Nov. 25, 2019

Dixie Smith – July 1, 1937 – Nov. 25, 2019

Dixie Lee Smith of Springfield passed away Nov. 25, 2019. She was 82. Dixie was born July 1, 1937 to Bert and Helen (Stone) Rose in LaGrande, Oregon.
She attended grade school and high school in Coquille and then graduated from Western Baptist College in Salem with degrees in theology and piano performance. Dixie taught piano lessons out of her home for over 60 years to hundreds of children.
Dixie is survived by her husband, Burt Smith; daughters, Joy Trigg, Lynda Patterson, and Gwen Fjeld; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at The Marcola Christian Church, 92419 Marcola Road. Services in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit to sign the online guest book.



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