Dixie S. Rivett, 91, peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 18th, 2021. She lived in Alamogordo, NM at the time of her death. She was born on November 20th, 1929 in Clay Center, Kansas to Charles D. Sutton and Maude Sutton (Davenport). She passed peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members after a brief but courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, a truly nasty disease. Through it all she maintained her sharp wit and keen sense of humor, and she managed this difficult situation with a sense of dignity that was remarkable, serving as an inspiration to those around her.
Dixie lived her early life in La Luz, NM, but by the time she began grade school her family had moved to Alamogordo, NM. She attended Alamogordo Public Schools and graduated from Alamogordo High School on May 21st, 1948. She lived in various places during her life, including Alamogordo, NM, Los Angeles, CA, and Ruidoso, NM. While she enjoyed her life in other parts of the country, and enjoyed traveling to a variety of different places over the years (both foreign and domestic), in her heart, Alamogordo was always home.
Aside from caring for loved ones, and loving and supporting her family and friends, her other true passion in life was always engaging in some form or fashion of artistic endeavor. Over the years she painted, sewed, and engaged in a variety of different crafts. It seemed she always had a project she was working on in her "sewing room", which was her special place, and a place that brought her joy and happiness. She produced many beautiful works of art that are now hanging in her house, along with a number of quilts and other objects that decorate her home and the homes of various loved ones.
She was preceded in death by all of her immediate family, by two loving husbands, and by one of her two sons. She is survived by a second son, a variety of nieces and nephews and their partners, several grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren. Her's was a life well lived, and she positively impacted many people during her journey through life.
Special thanks goes to the good people at Alamogordo Home Health and Hospice. The nurses and care providers, etc. who made her final days much more bearable than they otherwise would have been. They are kind and caring people who provide a vital service to both patients and the families of those in need.
Should friends or family desire, contributions may be made to Alamogordo Home Health and Hospice, the American Cancer Society, or to St Jude's Children's Hospital.
May she rest in peace!
The Rivett family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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