Beverly Gean Williams Dixon, 82, of Logan, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at her home in Logan, Utah. She was born June 7, 1930, in Kemmerer, Wyo., to Albert James and Edna Rose (Hirschi) Williams and grew up in both Kemmerer and Provo, Utah.
On Aug. 31, 1951, she married her eternal companion Darrel Quayle Dixon in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Beverly attended Brigham Young University and worked as a telephone operator to support her husband through school.
As a devoted wife and mother, she dedicated her life to raising her children as the family lived in several locations throughout Utah, eventually establishing their permanent home in Logan where her husband taught at the Logan High School Seminary for many years.
She didn't have a chance to graduate from Seminary herself while in high school and as an adult worked hard to receive a graduate certificate from the LDS Institute, setting an example for her posterity. She had a strong testimony of the gospel and supported Darrel faithfully in his church leadership callings.
Beverly worked for many years in various positions at First Security Bank in Logan and developed deep and lifelong relationships with coworkers and customers. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to various places, especially annual visits to Yellowstone. After retirement the couple became "snowbirds," with summers in Logan and winters in Mesa, Ariz., spending quality time with children living in both states. Beverly will always be remembered for her beautiful embroidery work, exquisitely manicured fingernails, passion for BYU football and the Utah Jazz, her classy and polished demeanor and extreme devotion to family.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Darrel; parents; and two brothers, James Kenneth and Newell Clyde Williams. She is survived by her five children, David Q. Dixon (Julie), Diane Clark (Lane), Matthew J. Dixon (Kim), Reed W. Dixon (Wendie) and Nancy Chapman (Bryan); 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren with three more great-grandchildren on the way.
Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan; and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Logan LDS 7th Ward church, 565 E. 100 South in Logan, prior to the funeral. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Logan LDS 7th Ward church. Interment will be at Logan Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from October 18 to October 20, 2012