Clara Dixon Obituary

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Clara Mae Dixon

May 16, 1921 - May 4, 2014
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Clara Mae Sims Needham Dixon Born May 16,1921 in Scott, Arkansas Went home with the Lord May 4,2014 Clara was one of 12 children born to Effie Jane Hackler and James Edward Sims and is preceeded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and two husbands. Clarence J. Needham Jr. and George Dixon. She is survived by her sister Opal Smith and her husband Verlyn, son Michael W. Needham his wife Dwan, Step daughter Dorothy Dixon Kirsh her husband Ken and step son Ronny Dixon. She is leaving behind her beloved grandchildren, Shane Needham, wife Ashley,Tanya Needham Fennell, Saundra Needham, Amber Kirsh Alexander and husband Adam, Eric...
Clara Mae Sims Needham Dixon
Born May 16,1921 in Scott, Arkansas
Went home with the Lord May 4,2014

Clara was one of 12 children born to Effie Jane Hackler and James Edward Sims and is preceeded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and two husbands. Clarence J. Needham Jr. and George Dixon. She is survived by her sister Opal Smith and her husband Verlyn, son Michael W. Needham his wife Dwan, Step daughter Dorothy Dixon Kirsh her husband Ken and step son Ronny Dixon. She is leaving behind her beloved grandchildren, Shane Needham, wife Ashley,Tanya Needham Fennell, Saundra Needham, Amber Kirsh Alexander and husband Adam, Eric Kirsh, Mark Kirsh and wife Nicole. Great Grandchildren, Alisha Fennell, Paige Needham, Prestyn Needham, Audrey Alexander, Margo Alexander and Weston Alexander along with Jake Kirsh and two step great grandsons Jaiden Myers and Jared West. Along with numerous nieces and nephews,her friends and last but not least her wonderful hospice team with Southern Care Hospice and the caregivers at Royal Manor Nursing Home in Hewitt, TX.

Clara retired from Merchants State Bank now known as Comerica Bank as a Lead Teller and was a life long member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed riding horses and shooting rifles with husband CJ as well as fishing and family gatherings. After CJ's death she enjoyed life as a single mother raising their son Michael. Years later she met an old friend George Dixon who was a widower and they married blending a grown family. They enjoyed traveling and fishing and being with their growing families as well as church activities. She also had a great love of animals and last September sent Mike and Dwan to adopt a male boxer she had fallen in love with just by his photo with orders of not to come home without him if he got along with the female boxer that was already in the home. He came home that night and was known as "grandma's dog". Clara didn't ask for much, just to be with her beloved family and pets. She will forever be in our hearts filled with her love.

Per her wish in lieu of flowers please make donations to Austin Boxer Rescue by going into their website austinboxerrescue.com then in the upper right corner click on the make donation button and follow the instructions or mail your donation to Austin Boxer Rescue, P.O.Box 14421 Austin, TX 78761.

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"I am so sorry for your loss. Clara was in our St. Bernadette Circle from church and this is where I met Clara. She was a great lady, funny, and a very..." virginia looney (dallas, TX)

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