Dixie Lee Sanders, of Jackson, died March 28. She was 91. The following was provided by her family.
Dixie was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, to Lee and Martha Golden.
Dixie graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1949. Friends she made during school days have remained friends throughout her life.
After high school graduation, Dixie attended one year of college in Hastings, Nebraska. The remaining three years were spent in Greeley, Colorado, at Colorado State Teachers College, now known as Northern Colorado College. While in Greeley, Dixie met Jack Sanders. They were married May 30, 1952.
After Jack’s military service, they moved to Jackson in 1955. Dixie worked part time in Mercill’s Store and McGee’s Restaurant. Dixie taught first grade in the Jackson school system from 1955 to 1971. In 1971 she gave up teaching to help Jack in their lumber yard.
Dixie spent many happy hours in the Pinedale and Boulder area. She loved nature, animals, fishing and rock hunting.
Dixie made many lasting friends and was so thankful for all of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack, and her sister Carol, of Upland, California.
We will miss you, Dixie!