Our community sadly lost Dixie Fox, a beloved mother, grandmother and pillar of the Siouxland community, when she passed away of natural causes at the age of 90 in her home surrounded by her family.
A Christian burial mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Epiphany Parish Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Father Andrew Galles as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Calvaire cemetery. The visits, in the presence of the family, will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Sunday, September 26, at the colonial chapel of the Meyer brothers. Online condolences can be presented at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
She was born October 7, 1930 in Allen, Neb., As Dixie Fern Montgomery and went into rest on September 23, 2021 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her contributions to the community include: Graduated from Briar Cliff University in 1981 with a degree in sociology as it was very important for her to attend a Catholic university, a career spanning over 20 years in managerial positions working for Job Service of Iowa in supporting youth programs to help high school and college students find employment and develop their future careers, a teacher for K-8 children in a one-class school teaching all grades at a time.
Dixie was a member of the board of directors of the Woodbury Community Action Agency. She has also supported the creation of local parks such as Kirk Hanson Park and Mid City Park Picnic Shelter and has been politically active and involved in supporting election candidates in her community. Dixie held many leadership positions with the Fraternal Orders of Eagles Club, including President of the State, and was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Dixie Fox’s legacy is her beloved family whom she led through her example of sacrificial love and guidance in contributing positively to the community.
Dixie is survived by her children, Connie Chicoine, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Judy) Fox, Teresa Reed, Debbie Fox-Hansen, Shannon Lewis and Patrick Fox; his grandchildren, Natalie Chicoine, Sundi Morgan, Kelly Chicoine, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Brandi) Florey, Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Abigail) Wiedorn, Michael Fox Jr., Tomikau Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Sage (Angie) Lewis, Trent Hansen, Roddrick Von Reed II, Brooke Lewis; great-grandchildren, Terrence Green II, Sydni Morgan, Tyler Chicoine, Jayden Chicoine, Oliva Chicoine, Remington Chicoine, Ella Chicoine, Chantel Chicoine, Cheyenne Chicoine, Tavien Lopez, Isaiah Lopez, Tristen Florey, Madison Florey, Ryan Florey, Braeden Florey, Sergio Fox, Jackie Fox, Ethan Fox, Josie Fox, Serenity Fox, Abraham Curiel, Drew Curiel, Hope Servano, John Lewis, Jenna Lewis; her great-great-granddaughter, Mckenzily Alexandria Green; and his faithful companion, Dolly.
Dixie is predeceased by her father and mother, Albert and Mable Montgomery; her sisters, Margaret Conway and Sharron Tott; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George and Mary Fox; husband, James D. Fox; grandchildren, Stephanie Fox, Jennifer Fox, Jana Fox, Jeffrey Alexander Beintema and Jamie Chicoine; and his beloved pets, Sparky and Princess.
Published by Sioux City Journal on September 26, 2021.