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DIXON FINLEY

Service: The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault
  Thursday, July 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
   
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  and for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

 

Dixon Lynnwood Finley of Walla Walla, Washington departed this life on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend John Michel and the Reverend Gary Wunderlich officiating with music by Marilyn Michel. Interment will be at the Richland Cemetery, Richland Township, Rice County, Minnesota.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Dixon Lynnwood was born March 26, 1940 in Faribault, Minnesota, the fourth of eleven children born to Ellvynn C. and Edith M. (Woods) Finley. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1958. Moving to Nebraska, he took employment in Sidney with the highway department and then worked in a variety of positions in the oil fields from Montana to Colorado. Retiring from the oil fields after about 20 years, he took up residency in the State of Washington where he was employed by Union Carbide in Finley, Washington, until his health forced him to retire. Dixon enjoyed music and liked to sing, bowling on teams at the local Cedar Lanes when in Sidney, Nebraska, and was a champion horseshoe pitcher. He took part time jobs transferring motor homes from one location to another and caring for dogs at a boarding facility when again his health prohibited him from continuing.

Dixon is survived by one son, Jeff (and Lisa) of Sidney, Nebraska; two daughters, Debbie (and Rory) Main of Montrose, Colorado and Lori (and Matt) Peetz of Sidney, Nebraska; a son in law Troy Moss of Green River, Wyoming; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; ten siblings, Delvina (and Wallace) Simonson of Goodyear, Arizona, Virginia (Finley) Noble of Lapeer, Michigan, Donna (and Jim) McConnell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Gordon (and Bess) Finley of Mocksville, North Carolina, Maxine (and Bill) Tarbet of Edmonds, Washington, Theodore Finley of Medford, Minnesota, Patricia (and Fred) Niles of Denver, Colorado, John (and Chris) Finley of Hermiston, Oregon, Wanda (and August) Bauer of Freedom, New York, and Brenda (and Tyler) Gullickson of Albert Lea, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Kristi Moss.

 

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Name: janice (Wolverton) Borgmann
Email: janiceborgmann@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2014

Memories

Dixon and I were such good friends when we were teenagers. We would sit around and tell each all our very dramatic (silly) love problems. Sorry I didn't keep in touch all these years but I am smiling now thinking about him and those days. May God give you comfort

Name: janice (Wolverton) Borgmann
Email: janiceborgmann@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2014

Memories

Dixon and I were such good friends when we were teenagers. We would sit around and tell each all our very dramatic (silly) love problems. Sorry I didn't keep in touch all these years but I am smiling now thinking about him and those days. May God give you comfort

Name: Bruce L. Schenk
Email: schenkbrucel@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014

Memories

I also worked with Dixon for quite a few years at the Unocal Fertilizer plant in Kennewick/Finley Washington. He was a great worker and enjoyable to work around. Dixon was just 2 months younger the me, and there were so many parallels in our lives that we felt almost akin to each other. We worked on the same shift, day and night for 10 or more years and had a lot of time to talk about our lives. We were in the shipping department, with many rail cars coming and going each day. As the train came in I would write down the numbers so we could be sure of what cars we had. When Dixon saw the cars he memorized each one and could then go back in the control room and write them down. He had a great memory, especially for numbers. I've kind of lost track of him the past few years, although I did talk to him 8 or 10 months ago. I'll miss him. My best to all his family.

Name: Kay Voxland Parmelee
Email: kayparmelee@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014

Memories

My sincere sympathy to Dixon's family.

Name: Huck Welch
Email: enoughgun@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014

Memories

I worked with Dixon for about 10 yrs out at the UNOCAL Chemical plant in Kennewick, Wa. With him being an experienced hand at many trades and me being a young and hand, Dixon really helped me along. But boy did we butt heads at times. We always had respect for each other and stayed friends when he retired from the plant. A year or two after Dixon retired, my family started Huck Finn Kennels and Dixon was extremely helpful in getting this started. He was well liked by all the customers and could really handle the dogs, but did he ever go round and round with a little Jack Russell named "Rowdy". :). I had lunch with him a couple months ago and he was happy and it was a really nice time, and that occasion and many, many others are what I will always remember about him. For any family members or friends that would like to contact me about my fond memories of Dixon, I would welcome that. Huck Welch 509 430-8593.