Dorothy Marie Dixon

October 10, 1924November 7, 2020

Dorothy (“Dottie”) Marie Dixon, of Woodbridge passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born October 10, 1924, in Pana, Illinois, to the late Edward and Grace Kacsir (nee Havrilka). Dorothy enjoyed a long career with the federal government before her retirement in 2010. She enjoyed reading, knitting, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She particularly valued her long, active affiliation as a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She is survived by her 3 sons: Ed, Phil, and Bob; 2 brothers, Ralph and David; 2 daughters-in-law; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger (“Jimmy”); her parents; a sister, Vivian Wilson; and two brothers, James and Tom. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in Triangle, Virginia. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America by mail to P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online Online condolences may be sent to


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Trish Balbalian

November 21, 2020

Dottie will always be a personal hero to me. She never sought the spotlight, in fact Dottie avoided being the center of attention.
She was such in integral and important team member in the lives and careers of literally thousands of aviation professionals - mostly US Army Aviators and Aircrew Members, though in addition many others: Flight Surgeons, Military Attaches, Aviation Reserve Component members and Aviation Law Enforcement at all levels, local, state and federal, as well.

Dottie’s modesty and humbleness belies the extensive and enduring legacy of her decades of selfless service to our nation. And especially the Aviation professionals she supported in the National Capital Region over her lengthy and storied career.

But it’s her kindness, thoughtfulness, moral uprightness and spotless integrity that made me not only admire and respect Dottie, but love her like family.

My now three grown children, when informed of Mrs Dixon’s passing remarked: “She was a lovely woman” and “I’ll always remember her snickerdoodles (cookies) and fantastic personality” and “Dottie was an amazing lady!”

The good Lord graced us with Dottie’s presence in our lives. I’ll be forever grateful for that blessing.
Rest In Peace, dearest Dottie, alongside your beloved Jim.


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