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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Dorothy Peggy Dickson

December 17, 1926April 11, 2020
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A true Patriot and Great American has passed. Dorothy Peggy (Zelazny) Dickson passed on April 11, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. Dorothy was born on December 17, 1926, in West Warwick, R.I. She was the youngest of six happy children born in the now 100+ year old house where members of the Zelazny lineage still reside today. She graduated high school there in 1944 with the Superlative Most Athletic! Dorothy’s family and friends know her love of travel and adventure so are never surprised to learn she moved to Washington D.C., right after high school to begin her decades of Federal Civil Service positions. She met and married her handsome Soul Mate Daniel there in DC — and their years of co-adventurers began!!

Dorothy was an accomplished career woman - at a time before it was widely seen for women - receiving awards and recognition for her skills and work ethic as a US Navy Contract Specialist. Her pride in working for our U S Government created a great role model for her children and Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel K Dickson, and her second child Peggy Dickson Glass who suddenly passed in 2012.

She is survived by her other three children - Linda, Gale and Alan (Melanie); Her grandchildren Alex (Adrean) King, Laura (Alex) Ulrich, Danielle Dickson, Vanessa Glass (Nick Valliere), and Joseph Dickson, as well as her first Great Grandson, Isaac Valliere.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to any of the Veterans or First Responders support organizations.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville 904-737-7171.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

Memories

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Gale Dickson

July 12, 2020

Thank you, Granddaughter Vanessa Glass, for sharing your exceptional Poem in honor of Dorothy and her first Grandchild, your son, Isaac 'IKE' Jean Valliere. "Ike's Gigi" was so sweet to hear and made us all feel the LOVE that was stronger with each moment Gigi spent with Ike.
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🦋 Ike’s GiGi

There’s no way to know
what life holds,
Knowing when to call or when to fold.
This is just a sample
Because in life it’s all a gamble.

There isn’t a grandma with as much wit and full of sparkle,
Especially when she’s cursing and kicking your a$$ in Farkel.

You’re with Grandpa now,
With my mom, Peggy, and with Lenny.
So many things to say,
but your love and kindness were plenty.

You shared so many years on this earth which to all means so much.
You were more than a Grandma,
Giving us all a piece of a mother‘s touch.

Known as a mother, a wife,
And a Grandma to me,
But hold a special place in his heart - as Isaac’s Gigi.

She wouldn’t want us to cry
but to only see
That we came together
as a family.

Your smile alone warmed hearts,
Your laugh was music to hear.
I would give absolutely anything
To have you well and near.

You can remember her,
and only that’s she’s gone -
Or you can cherish her memory
and let it live on.


Vanessa Glass
April 2020

Gale Dickson

July 12, 2020

Thank you, Grandson Joseph Dickson, for sharing your heartfelt "Letter to My Grandmother" with our family and friends. You are correct - you and Grandma D. created some unique memories. We know that she also cherished every one of those special moments.
- Aunties Linda and Gale -

Gale Dickson

July 12, 2020

Thank you, Kathie Smith, for sharing this 1968 article honoring our Mom. Your thoughts on the work life you, Mom and Tina Pageau shared at ROICC and your continuing 39 years of strong friendship with our Mom were very endearing to our Family.
- Linda, Gale & Alan -

Gale Dickson

July 6, 2020

Debra Ann Tredinick

April 13, 2020

Dear Friends, my sincere sympathy to you Linda, Gale and Alan and your families. As we all grew up in the same neighborhood, we have so many memories to cherish. Your Mom will be missed by many. Love to all.

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