Dixie May Stephens Nielsen, Beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. Dixie was welcomed back home on September 5, 2020. She was born April 8, 1934 to Raymond Stephens and Virginia Schettler. Dixie married Ray Nielsen July 1954. They had 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Dixie passed away at home with her Daughter Stephanie, Son Guy, and Daughter in law DeAnn at her side. She will be greatly missed; however, we will never let go of the memories we have
with her. She spent most of her life caring for her home, her husband, and her children.
She loved the Church and adored the ward that she belonged to in Rose Park. She loved the personal relationship she had with our lord Jesus Christ and always encouraged others to develop their own. She was a devout Latter Day Saint and a beautiful Christian woman. She is preceded in death by her Husband Ray, Son Ted, Son Mickey Ray, Sister Rosealie Parr, Granddaughter Angelina Gomez, and countless others. No one will ever take her place, but we will all see you soon!!!!
Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time. Wish circumstances were different so we could have attended the service. Your aunt and cousins Ann Nielsen Shields (Uncle Alma's daughter), Craig and Sharleen Shields, Gleanne and Dan Taylor
Thank you for all the good times you gave to me. I remember you walking me to Rose Park Elementary School on my first day of kindergarten. I also remember you making me finish my homework at the kitchen table before watching Gilligan's Island. When I was sick you would watch The Price is Right with me. You were always there for me and encouraged me to do my personal best. When I got back from my mission you gave me a beautiful wooden desk which I use to this day. As the years moved on and I got married and finished my education in Utah, you and dad helped Patty and I load up a U-haul truck and move to Texas to start my residency in Galveston. We spent a week together in a Motel 6 before we found an apartment. After that, even though distance kept us apart, you and dad were always there for the arrival of each new grandchild and for those cherished vacations to the Texas Hill Country and Cancum, Mexico. As time kept relentlessly moving forward, life became more difficult and painful for you. You lost dad in 2014. You also lost a second child and grandchild. You suffered through cancer and arthritis. Pain was a part of your everyday existence. You finally completed your earthly mission and were relieved of all your pain and suffering on September 5, 2020. Rest in Peace and may you find happiness and joy in a job well done.
Your loving son,
Buddy Ray Nielsen