Joann Dixon Morrow (“Joey”) passed away August 14, 2017. During her final days in this world, she was surrounded by family.
Joey was born April 8, 1932, to Lester and Gene Dixon in Denver, CO. She graduated Mills College in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in botany. Despite the fact that Joey spent the last 55 years of her life in California, she was forever a proud and loyal Colorado native at heart.
Joey was a strong, loving, independent woman who lived a full and adventurous life. She was patriotic to the core and had a passion for traveling and gardening. Joey was never one to seek adulation or recognition, despite a life-long history of volunteerism. She had a passion for learning. At age 85, she was watching a DVD course on calculus.
Joey was never one to complain about pain or expect any sympathy. When she was being treated for lung cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, she was careful to make sure none of her treatments interfered with her commitment to Meals on Wheels.
Joey was never one to speak harshly of others. Joey went out of her way to find the good in everyone. She loved life. She loved people. She loved and connected to animals in an extraordinary way.
Joey is survived by her two children, Ginny Lee-Lipson (Brad) and Lindsay Tucker Hansen (Estela), her younger brother Lester Dixon (Joselyn), four step-children, David Morrow (Marla), Charlotte Morrow, Colby Morrow (Evan), and Richard Morrow, four grandchildren (Brandon Lee, Alex Lee, Amanda Hansen, and Tucker Hansen), five step-grandchildren (Izaak Shipp, Olivia Madlock, Matthew Madlock, Steven Lipson, Miranda Lipson), a great grandson (Chase Lee), and a step-great granddaughter (Iris Madlock).
Joey will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
A celebration of Joey’s life will take place Saturday, September 9, 2017 at noon at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1301 Oak Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.