Grace Theresa Dixon
March 9, 1925 – January 1, 2019
Grace Theresa Dixon, 93, of Houston, Texas died January 1, 2019 following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born March 9, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Sicilian immigrants, she was the youngest of seven children.
Grace married her one and only love, Leslie Harlan Dixon, on April 9, 1944, after meeting at a small arms manufacturing plant where they both worked during World War II. They were married for 67 years and lived in St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Dallas and Houston. They were longtime residents of Sharpstown and members of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Houston.
Grace was an avid reader who enjoyed good conversation and entertaining. She will be remembered for her sharp wit and sense of humor. Grace was a devoted matriarch who was proud of her Italian heritage and loved her family above all else.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vito and Grace Saranita; her husband, Leslie Dixon; two brothers and four sisters.
Grace is survived by her three children: Charlene McQuitty and husband Holly of Houston, TX; Richard Dixon and wife Gayla of Mounds, OK; and Jan Horine and husband Rob of Edmond, OK; as well as eight grandchildren: Sandi Meier, Leslie Scattone, Jennifer Dixon, Dan Dixon, Matthew Blase, Justin Horine, Andrew Horine, and Amanda Horine, and six great-grandchildren: Anthony Meier, Holly Meier, Daniel Scattone, Alex Scattone, Maddie Sue Blase and Lena Maylene Blase.
The visitation, wake service, and rosary will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home on Sunday, January 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 6:40 pm, the wake service at 6:45, followed by the rosary.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Monday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m., followed by the burial at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
- Matthew Blase
- Dan Dixon
- Justin Horine
- Andrew Horine
- Rob Horine
- Anthony Scattone
- Steve Meier
- Anthony Meier
- Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019
- Committal Service Monday, January 7, 2019
Grace Theresa Dixon
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January 6, 2019
I would like to offer my condolences to all the members of Mrs. Grace's family. Mrs. Grace was so much like my own mother - small in stature but so big of heart. She was funny and sassy like my mom was - and if she threw one of her zingers your way, she would give you a little smile to soften the blow exactly like my mom did. I really enjoyed spending time with Mrs. Grace - and Mr. Lester too - whenever Jan invited me to her house while they were visiting there.
While it is not possible to bring our parents back after they have passed away, one positive is that we always have the memories. How much my parents touched my life while they lived is not something that can be accurately measured. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss them... But thinking of them these days often brings a smile to my face just the same.
Rest in peace, Mrs. Grace... Rest in peace.