Dixie was born June 16, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to Pete and Norma Clark. She departed this life November 20, 2020 at Southeast Memorial Hospital.
As a child Dixie had dyslexia but learned to compensate and overcome learning problems. She excelled in high school and graduated with honors. At Eastfield Junior College she was on the Dean’s List and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She continued her studies at East Texas State University receiving a Bachelors of Science and later after student teaching a Masters of Science. Dixie was voted outstanding vocational agriculture student in 1979 and assisted in various horse juding contest at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.
Dixie was one of the first women in Texas to be hired as a vocational agriculture teacher. She spent 4 years at Alvin High School teaching four agriculture courses and agricultural mechanics. The next 21 years were spent at Manvel Jr. High teaching science.
After retirement, Dixie enjoyed working with Bonnie Johnson in the Alvin Community College gym and attending art and pottery courses taught by Dennis LaValley. Her friends and family were beneficiaries of her crafted crosses, jewelry and dishes.
Preceeding Dixie in death were her parents and her friend extraordinaire and traveling companion Diane Collins. She leaves behind her brother Mark (Myra] Clark, her nieces including special niece Stephanie (Matt] French.
For Dixie her family were the friends she met over the years. Cherishing those memories especially are her next door neighbor and thirty year friend Barbara and Mark Hamilton, Jane and Dan Remington, friends from ACC and her Sunday School class at Alvin Presbyterian Church.