Joan C. Dixon, 92
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BUXTON -- Joan Collins Dixon, 92, of Turkey Lane, Buxton, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Joan was born in Cumberland on May 29, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Rachel Dolloff Collins. Joan grew up in Cumberland. She contracted polio at a young age yet went on to play basketball at Greely Institute.
She worked at Collinsway in Gorham where she met the love of her life, Guy L. Dixon. Guy and Joan married in April, 1945. Joan was a loving and caring stay-at-home mom to her four children.
After her children left home, Joan continued to devote herself to her family. She was known for lovingly baby-sitting her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, only reluctantly giving them back to their parents at the end of the day. She loved her family unconditionally.
Joan was a creative, intellectual and witty person with a down- to-earth and gentle nature. She was a student of classical music and European art. She loved to travel and visited Italy, Greece, Ireland, Russia and many other places with her husband, Guy. She was an ardent genealogist and traced her family roots back to Colonial times.
Joan was predeceased by her husband Guy; her sisters, Janet Bragg, Marjorie Wood and Elizabeth Shaw; and her son-in-law, Donald Hanson. Joan is survived by her children, David Scott Dixon and his wife Jane of Buxton, Rebecca Scott Hanson of Buxton, Joseph Scott Dixon and his wife Deborah of Buxton, and Mark Scott Dixon and his wife Anne of North Yarmouth. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rachel Gallant and her husband Larry, Joanne Pearson, Michael Dixon and his wife Heather, and Benjamin Dixon, all of Buxton, Andrew Dixon of Boston, Mass., and Leah Dixon of North Yarmouth; as well as great-grandchildren, Catherine, Thomas, Rebecca and Corey Gallant and wife Jessica, Amanda Dunnells and husband Darren, Maddison, Conner, and Kylee Dixon and Allie and Sydney Pearson. Joan also left several nieces, nephews; and great-great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to:
The Buxton-Hollis Historical Society
P.O. Box 34
Buxton, Maine 04093
or the North Congregational Church
22 Church Hill Rd.
Buxton, Maine 04093
Joan C. Dixon
76 State Street, Gorham
Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel
76 State Street
Gorham, ME 04038
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014