Dixie Ashley

July 6, 1946 - February 4, 2004

Mrs. Dixie Ashley, age 57, of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away on February 4, 2004 at her home. She was born on July 6, 1946 to William Raymond and Vannoys Blyth (Caudell) Johnson in McKinney, Texas. On April 16, 1965, she married Larry Ashley in Van Alstyne, Texas. Dixie was a loving wife and mother and was a proud grandmother to three beautiful boys. She was busy enjoying her retirement from Grayson County while acting as a substitute teacher for the Anna I.S.D. Dixie had spent numerous years as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher at Elmont Baptist Church. In 1985 she graduated from University of Texas Dallas with a Bachelors in business management. She is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters, Jill Roper and husband, Joe of Howe, Texas and Marci Taylor and husband, Tim of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Nickolas and Tate Taylor and Jacob Roper; sisters, Linda Long of Allen, Texas and Robbie Cook and husband, Rusty of Little Elm, Texas; brother, Phillip Johnson and wife, Lorayne of Arlington, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Her parents preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 7, 2004 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-9:00 PM, Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Larry, I was so sorry to read about your loss of Dixie. She and Barbara (Pace) graduated together at Van Alstyne. You and the families are in my prayers. (The Pace Family) Earline Pace Metze, February 19, 2004 Marci, going back to the days that you were in my fifth grade class, I remember your mother as a very young, beautiful, caring mother who was actively involved in her daughters' activities. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Paula B. Morris, February 13, 2004 The funeral was such a great memorial to Dixie,she was loved so much.We will continue to pray. Patricia a Cameron, February 8, 2004 For Dixie's family, my prayers are with you in this time of sadness. I first met Dixie at Sherman BPW Women's Club meetings. I'd see her sometimes at the mall or grocery store too. She always had a smile on her beautiful face. She was a good person, and she'll be missed by so many people. Carolyn Sue Baldwin, February 7, 2004 We wish to express our sorrow and condolences on the loss of Dixie. Melba & Bob Estep, February 6, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers are with Dixie's family, and for each member of her family to have the strength and calmness to continue your life in a manner that would bring a smile to her face. Max and Betty. Owens, February 6, 2004 Larry, Jill and Marci we will all miss Dixie and so very glad that we have had a chance to know her. We will be here if you need us for anything at anytime. All the Aly Family Sherrie M Aly, February 6, 2004 Larry,Jill, And Marci I am Sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Becky K (Burk) Hill, February 6, 2004 I am so sorry for your tremendous loss; Dixie was a very beautiful, sweet lady. She loved her family so very much. I know all of you will miss her terribly. Alice M Cooper, February 6, 2004 Larry - Mina & I are thinking of you - Jim & Mina Hill James Howard Hill, February 6, 2004 Jill and Family, I know how much you loved your mother and that she will be dearly missed. I am praying that you are granted peace and comfort during this difficult time. Billy McCoy Billy R. McCoy, February 6, 2004 You and your family are in our prayers. M Renee Porter, February 6, 2004 Jill, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Susan S Brhlik, February 6, 2004 So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie J. Connor, February 6, 2004 Jill, I just wanted to say how sorry I am about your terrible loss. You are in my prayers. Sincerely, Lee Ann Stillwell Lee Ann Stillwell, February 6, 2004 MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. LAURA HARRISON LANDES, February 6, 2004 We are sadden to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris & Sherri Lea Offill, February 6, 2004 OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. THE MINCHEY FAMILY wanda pitts minchey, February 6, 2004 I very sorry for your loss. Tom G. Rains, February 6, 2004 I am so sorry for your loss! Ron R. Brown, February 6, 2004 I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the family of Dixie Ashley. I'm very sorry for your loss. Danny L. Eads, February 6, 2004 I have several memories of Dixie from my entire life and I am so thankful for them. I had a chance to visit with her recently at the Van Alstyne Christmas Parade and she couldn't talk enough about her grand babies. She was so proud of Jill and Marcy. Be happy in that fact. That your mother was so very proud of you both and the blessings you brought her. God has his hand on her and she's never been happier! Misty Michelle Wilson (Beaty), February 6, 2004 I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Rolanda Kay Bryant, February 6, 2004 One of the Loveliest Ladies to ever have worked in the Grayson County System. She was a joy to be around and will be so enormously missed on earth. Sarah W Berry, February 6, 2004 We graduated in the same class. Dianna Strickland called me last night. Larry I am sorry for your loss. I remember being in pep squad together. I looked Dixie up in our senior annual last night and she is just the same beautiful girl. Sassy Irene Love-Cox, February 6, 2004 Our deepest sympathies to Larry and all of Dixie's family and friends. Although not knowing her well, every conversation we had with her while she worked at Grayson County indicated what a special person she was. Charlene and Lavene . Taylor, February 6, 2004 Larry and family are prayers are with you. Albert E. Phillips, February 6, 2004 I enjoyed working with Dixie at the County and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Pamela Carole Votaw, February 6, 2004 You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Rob Lane Crow, February 6, 2004 My whole family is totally shocked and terribly saddened.Dixie was so vivacious and so happy and so satisified with her life and her precious family.We grieve for all her loved ones.She will be so terribly missed.We will pray for comfort for her family. The Pat Cameron Family Patricia A Cameron, February 6, 2004 Larry, Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Chris & Robin M. Campbell, February 6, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jesse & Mary W. Stonebarger, February 6, 2004 Larry, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you. So sorry that I cannot be with you at this time, but have a previous commitment, that I can not get out of. carl Carl Don Guthrie, February 6, 2004 Larry and family, Thinking of you at this time. WENDELL & SHERI E STEPHENS, February 5, 2004 I never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Ashley, however, having talked with Larry many times and hearing him speak of her ... the vision that I perceived revealed a beautiful and caring person. My heart mourns for and with the Ashley family. Betty Jo Curtis, February 4, 2004 I am sorry for your loss. I remember being at Grandma Caudell's on Sundays. There was always chocolate pie, and we could swing on the swing tied to the tree limb. Linda and Dixie were always together like two best friends. Kathy Coffman Kerby, February 4, 2004