On April 18th 2021 Linda Jo Dixon entered eternal rest at home. She was 73 years of age. Ms. Dixon was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 18, 1947. A twin brother, Lyle Alan Palmer, currently residing in Kansas City, Kansas, survives her. They were raised in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from Parsons High School in 1965. Ms. Dixon continued her education in Business College in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ms. Dixon moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1967 where she worked as a secretary for many years. She was married to Michael V. Dixon, on January 19, 1973. They moved to Stockton, California in 1982. They are the parents of three children. The couple divorced in 1997.
Ms. Dixon was a member of The First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide at John R. Williams Elementary School in Lincoln Unified School District for 15 years, from 1984 until 1999. She loved working with children as well as being involved with her own children’s extracurricular activities from elementary school to adulthood.
Ms. Dixon was a board member of Sundown Little League for 15yrs where she enjoyed volunteering, running the snack bar, coaching, and cheering for her kids. She cared for all children as if they were her own, many of whom considered her a second mom earning her the nickname, “Mama Linda”. Creating memories and being a part of her children and grandchildren’s lives was her true passion in life.
In her later years, she spent an abundance of time with her children and grandchildren. She had many good friends and extended family with which she enjoyed spending time with. She also had a giant heart for animals, and cared for several rescue cats over the years. Including, her latest and favorite three legged companion kitty, Buddy.
Besides her twin brother, Ms. Dixon is survived by two daughters and a son, Danielle Marie Dixon (Tuliao), wife of Alexander Tuliao, Kelly Ann Dixon (Deubner), wife of Jeremy Deubner, and son, Micah Shane Dixon, husband of Bonnie Lynn Dixon, all of Stockton. 6 grandchildren: grandsons, Jared Shane Dixon and Alika Shane Tuliao, and granddaughters, Alexis Marie Tuliao, Nicole Lynn Dixon, Leann Alissa Dixon, and Megan Quinn Dixon, also survive her.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. George Charos, Dr. Thomas Sorbera, and Dr. Taymour Malak for their medical expertise and care provided. Special thanks to the generous and compassionate Dr. Mohammad Kazmi who provided Hospice and Palliative Care via Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Hospital and the outstanding and caring nurses of Hospice of San Joaquin.
There will be no formal funeral service. Her family plans a celebration of life event in her honor.
The family requests donations be sent to The American Heart Association of Stockton and Modesto, the Delta Humane Society SPCA of San Joaquin County and Hospice of San Joaquin.
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