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“My deepest condolences for your lost. Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Dina Hammond

“BEN LOMOND CLASS OF 1965 Sends their Love and Condolences on the loss of your BEAUTIFUL Dixie. She will be missed. RIP...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ben Lomond High Class of 1965

“Shawn and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Keeping you all in my prayers. May God give each of you peace and comfort. God...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Donny Moore

“Our thoughts are with you Jeff and your family. Always fond memories of Dixie from our MOSS days. Prayers for peace and healing. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Fred & Carisa Peters and family

“Our love and condolences to you Tim, and family. We have held a soft spot in our heart and memories for the wonde rful time we had years ago ,...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Toni and Vard Hall - St.George, UT

“Remember your bright smiling face. Hoot Mon Scottie. RIP Dear lady. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Dallas Eggleston class of 66 BLHS

“Spent many hours at Dixie's house when we were growing up. She was a good friend and always happy. I'm sure she will be missed by all who loved her....Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Glanville Mindrum

“My dearest friend and sister of the heart. I have been trying to put my head around the fact that you're gone since Tim called me. I have been...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Wheelwright

“Oh, I have such fun memories with Dixie at Ben Lomond HS. She was a fun and sweet friend. Prayers for comfort for her family. I know she will be...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Margaret Durham Nelson

“Sorry to hear about Dixie. She was a good friend while we were growing up. We spent a lot of time at her house just hanging out. My condolences. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jolinda Hart Taylor

“I'm so sad to hear of Dixie's passing. She and I grew up in the 21st ward, Ogden, Utah. Condolences sent to her family. She was always dressed...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Ward Willis

“Tim and Family we are so sorry about Dixie's passing. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to you all. Sorry we cannot be there for her services. We will...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Richard and Nancy McCoy

“Dixie, it was way too soon. May you rest in peace. May your family take solace in knowing that you will now be awaiting glorious reunions. Give...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Your 4th cousin...Ron Wood, Ogden, UT.

“My heart goes out to your family...Dixie was a wonderful lady. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Delsia Taylor - friend

“Jim and I send our sincere condolence Tim to you and your family. Dixie was a wonderful lady. She was respected by all who knew her. Joan Campbell ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Joan and Jim Campbell

“Tim and Family, May God comfort you during this time of sadness and sorrow. May your happy memories give you some comfort and peace as you reflect on...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Lewis

“Our prayers are with you Tim and all the families, we will really miss Dixie a lot, but we know that she is in a better place and fully healed. God...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Flo and Bob Heizer


WIGHTMAN, Dixie (Dornbos), 70, of Beavercreek, passed away Friday August 4, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of the Ben Lomond High School class of 1965, Weber State University with her B.S., and Central Michigan University with her M.S in 1990. She retired from Federal Service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2008 and was a contracting officer with the F-16, C-17, and Joint Helmet Program. She was a member of American woman Business Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where her favorite calling was being the Primary President. She knew every child’s name and loved to watch them grow in their faith. She was a member of the Mid-Ohio Street Stangs (MOSS) where she won awards for her 2001 Mustang Cobra fondly named “Wild Grandma”. She enjoyed hosting parties at her home with family and friends. Dixie loved to shop, with Talbots being her favorite store. The sales staff would even call to check on her if weeks went by and she didn’t stop in. Her greatest love was her family. She loved her grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. Dixie is preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Mary Dornbos, and her son Gary James. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Timothy; Children Shaun (Bili), Marlies (Jeff), Jeff (Kristen), Matt (Kristy); Sister Diane Russell; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by close friends Cindy Norbut, Dan and Joyce Schaffer, Bob and Chris Bryte and Dave and Sharon Mathias. Funeral service will be at 12pm on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd, Kettering. Visitation begins 2 hours prior at funeral home. Burial at Mt. Zion Park. The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice, Dawn, Ursula and Rebecca for their wonderful and loving care of Dixie. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, 45459.

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