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Ona Meda Dixon

Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Port Townsend, WA
Service Information: 
There are no plans for a gathering at this time.

Ona Meda Dixon passed away in Bellingham on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  On the evening of Feb 27th she fell and broke her femur bone, had surgery the next day but was unable to recover from the shock and pain of the fall.

Ona was born November 05, 1929 in Port Townsend WA to Harvey Elmer and Frances Ida Kelm.  At a young age she moved to Bellingham with younger siblings Karna (Postma) and Lyle when her parents bought a farm. 

She graduated with honors from Bellingham High School in 1948.  Her first car was a 1939 Pontiac coupe and her first job was with Everett Jones Motors in 1949.  On February 9, 1951 she married Glen Leroy Dixon. Glen and Ona had three children and after twenty-seven years the two parted ways.  Ona met partner Dave Sullivan who stayed by her side til she passed, a relationship of close to 40 years.  

She had too many interests to name and what she spent more time on....baking yummy desserts, enjoying the nature's beauty, genealogy, crafts, collecting Christmas cookie jars, and just loving her family.

Ona is survived by Dave Sullivan, children Steven Leslie Dixon (Cynthia Lou), Lori Sue Starkovich (Mark), and Diane Elaine Luder (Steve) and grandchildren Catlin, Bailey, and Glen "Sam".  She was loved, adored,  and will be missed.

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Submitted by Brenda Brown on

My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of Aunt Ona. She was such a gracious lady and was the cornerstone of her family. My mom Jewel loved her very much and looked up to her. Growing up, our family had fun times at Uncle Glen and Aunt Ona’s house. These are memories I will always cherish.

I love and miss you Aunt Ona! You have left e legacy with your children Steve, Lori and Diane that cannot be replaced. Sending prayers to all of you. 

Love, Brenda and William

Submitted by julie adams on

After all our funny FB messages I finally met the wonderfully funny Ona. I knew instantly that this is truly a woman that would steal my heart ad she did.  I will never be able to reach into a cookie jar again without thinking of you.  What a special awesome mom!                                                                                        Love Terry and Julie


Submitted by Susan Peabody on

After my Grandma passed last year, I wrote to this sweet lady to thank her for being such a great friend to my Grandma. Even though I didn't get to meet her in person, I totally loved speaking with her on the phone and exchanging emails. Hope you and Grandma are chatting with each other once again. Sending much love and peace to all the family and friends who shared life with Ona.

Submitted by Judy Leavitt Harwood on

The Leavitt Family sends our love, prayers and sympathy to Ona's families and all who loved her. My dad LaMoine and Ona were cousins and when he passed I started doing research on our family.  Ona was very helpful with information she had collected. Over the years we kept in touch by phone calls, e-mails and family reunions.  Every time I do research I will think of Ona.  I am forever grateful to my genealogy cousin  for all her hard work in finding our ancestors and will miss her very much. Love, Judy

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