Dixie Ann Estes was born on September 25, 1968, in Truckee, California, to parents Hiram and Dixie Pritchard Williams. She died on April 21, 2013, in Umatilla, Oregon, at the age of 44 years.
Dixie was raised and attended school in Truckee, Calif., and lived there until getting married and moving to Oregon. She has lived in the Umatilla-Hermiston, Oregon, area for the last 23 years. Dixie had worked as a care giver for many years. She was an avid collector of Lucille Ball memorabilia. Dixie loved pets and would take in any stray she found. She had a special bond with her dog, Milly, her constant companion. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed, especially by her family. Dixie loved spending time with her grandchildren, and she enjoyed fishing. She will leave a big hole in her daughters hearts.
She is survived by her daughters: Heather and Jessica Estes, both of Hermiston, Ore.; grandchildren Myleigh Virgil, Carly Virgil, Matthew White and Bryan Virgil; brothers Monty Williams (his wife Joanne) and Benny Garcia; sisters Sandy Garcia and Deana Puha; aunts Bobby Lehr and Eula Robbins; nieces Mandy Garcia Colafrancesco, Clare Garcia, Nonie Gallaway, Tara Goldman and Brianna Williams; nephews Bryon Garcia, Micheal Garcia, Christopher Garcia, Jason Selph, Matthew Selph, Tony Tieri, Andrew Marzolino and Steven Williams; great-nephews Chase Williams and Mason Marzolino; and numerous cousins.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to a memorial fund at Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.