Dixie Anne Lee DuBois was born on August 6
, 1943, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Sheldon E. Lee and Leila Davina Rice Lee. She was the oldest daughter, followed by her dearest, younger sister Patty, who arrived three years later. She spent much of her early childhood in Lethbridge, until the untimely passing of her mother at age eight. Her dad later married Barbara Brewerton. Christmas Eve of 1952 was memorable as they came together as a new family. Sheldon picked up Dixie and Patty, and together they drove to pick up their new brother Stewart (Barbara’s son). While riding in the back seat, Dixie leaned over and whispered “Patty, we’re going to be a family again. You be good.” Family has always been of utmost importance to Dixie. Ultimately, she became the oldest sister of the combined family of six children after Carolyn, Susan and Rob were born. She loved and protected every sibling, making their life such fun.
In 1954, the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Dixie spent the remainder of her growing up years on Harvard Avenue. She graduated from East High School and later attended Stevens-Henager Business College, obtaining a degree in business. While working at Zion’s bank, she met and married William Robert Haslip (divorced) and they had three beautiful children: Erin, Mark and April. She loved and cherished each one. They were the joy of her life.
Dixie was a talented homemaker. Her kitchen was filled with the best of the best, yet everyday cooking was not her forte. Her son-in-law-to-be would one day say, “I don’t think they made potatoes like that in the war!” Her saving grace was that she was an amazing bread maker and enjoyed preserving fruits in every form. Dixie was always organized, immaculately clean, and her home was warm and inviting. She was extremely artistic and creative as exemplified by her sewing, tole painting, home decorating and her handmade gifts and cards. She had an exquisite eye for every detail. She was always ready for an adventure and known as the life of the party. She loved music, particularly something to which you could march. She loved people and people loved her.
In 1998, she married Ronald John DuBois, and they were later sealed in the San Diego temple. They moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona where they were embraced, involved, and cherished members of the Pleasant 2
Ward. They loved being together and enjoyed spending time with friends. Ron passed in 2011, leaving Dixie heartbroken. Never one to feel sorry for herself or complain, she bought a Honda Pilot with enough seats to carry all her friends and continued in her role as head of the social committee.
She served in multiple callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including two service missions: one at the Arizona State University Institute of Religion and the other at the Records Operation Center for the Chandler West Stake. She embraced each calling she was given. A most cherished calling was teaching Gospel Doctrine. Her shelves are laden with books that taught of the Savior. Her love and testimony of Him grew as she strived to be more like Him. Her testimony of, faith in, and love for the Savior was undeniable.
Our mom was involved in every good thing. She truly was good, and we will reap the rewards of her heart, her wisdom, hard work and all her goodness.
We love you, Mom.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren whom she loved completely: Erin (David) Lee & their children Triton (Lindy) Lee and Archie, Enzo and Blue; Mark (Sarah) Haslip & their children Molly (Brigham) Welch and Eleanor, Grace, Jonah, Owen, Hank and George; April (David) Sherlock & their children Brigham (Desirae), Abby, Jill, Golden, Perri.
She also loved her husband’s children: Susan (Eric) Bishop & their children Matt & Ben; Laurie Andersen; Jeff (Gretchen) DuBois & their children Logan and Sadie.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 4
, 2023 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 800 W. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ 85248. A Visitation will precede the funeral service from 9:30 – 10:30am.
Interment will be held at Memorial Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, Utah 84010. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, August 11
, 2023 at 10:00am. Dedication of the grave will be by Mark Haslip.
For those who are unable to attend, the following link has been provided to attend the service on-line: