Dixie Jo Elgin LeMay


Dixie Jo Elgin LeMay
Dixie Jo Elgin LeMay

Dixie Jo Elgin LeMay passed away on July 26,2015 in Kona, Hawaii. She was born on December 2, 1931 to Virgil (Dick) and Frances Elgin in Omak, Washington.

Dixie grew up on the family ranch near Nighthawk. She moved to Oroville and lived on Lake Osoyoos with her mother and sister, after her daddy passed away in 1950. Dixie graduated from Oroville High School in 1949. She then attended Yakima Valley Community College.

She worked for many years as secretary for Valley Evaporating Company and Web Hallauer. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafting. She also liked to play bridge with her club for many years. She was an avid bowler and even bowled a couple of 600 series games. She was a past member of the Oroville Eagles Lodge.

Dixie is survived by her children Michelle (Grant) Rice, Spokane, Wash.; Jen (Eli Whitney) Irving, Girdwood, Alaska.; Roberta (Raymond) Lahm, Kona, Hawaii.; Richard (Kalena) LeMay, Kona, Hawaii.; and Rebecca Pierson, Kona, Hawaii.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren

and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil (Dick) and Frances Elgin, one grandson, Jeremiah Allstot. Her sister, Sally Ann Smith Campbell passed away two weeks after Dixie, on August 9, 2015.

A memorial celebration of Dixie’s life will be held in May, 2016 in Oroville, Wash.

Memorial donations in Dixie’s name may be made to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96745-4130.