Russell Bernard “Bud” Dixon died peacefully on Monday,
November 17, 2014 at home with family at his side. Russ was born on June 13,
1921 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the second son of Albert and
Margaret Dixon. Russ and his older brother, Don, grew up and attended school
there. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably in the South
Pacific during WWII. During leave in April of 1943 he married his sweetheart,
Normadine Douglas and they celebrated their 71
After leaving the Navy, Russ owned and operated Dixon
Appliance Service. The majority of his work years were spent in the Portland,
Oregon area where he and Normadine raised three children, Russell Dixon, Jr.,
Devera Gately and Doug (wife Michelle) Dixon. Russ and Normadine also owned 10
acres outside of Oregon City where Dad loved to grow his peppers and other
vegetables. He was an avid gardener until the end. He also took up jewelry
making in retirement.
Sixteen years ago, Russ and Normadine moved to Boise, ID to
be closer to family. He was preceded in death by his brother and parents. He is
survived by his wife, Normadine, and his three children. He has four
grandchildren: Doug (wife Gretchen)
Gately, Ali (husband Ron) Hinshaw, and Matt (wife Lubi) Dixon all of Boise, ID
and Adam Dixon of Castro Valley, CA. He also has 4 great-grandchildren.
Russ is also survived by his niece and nephew: Dona (husband
Ted) Gustafson and Phillip (wife Kathy) Dixon of Colorado Springs, CO.
A graveside service will be held at Morris Hill Cemetery on
Friday November 21 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception following at the home of
Doug and Michelle Dixon. Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner
Funeral Chapel, Boise, ID.
Instead of mourning his passing, we think Dad would want you
to raise a glass and share a funny story with a friend. He always did
appreciate a good laugh.