Dixie Janelle Johnston, 90, born May 25, 1923, went peacefully to her Lord and Savior on Oct. 3, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Dixie Cockrum, and the love of her life, her loving husband of 49 years, Richard R. Johnston. Survived by all of her children, Claudia (Dave) Ravanelli, Sharon (Bill) Miller, Diana Johnston, Jim (Sandra) Johnston, Suzi (Walt) Peterson and Georgia (Jim) Peterson. Dixie was a proud grandmother of sixteen; great-grandmother of six; and great-great grandmother of three. She was very proud of her family and loved each of them dearly. Dixie worked for Hobbs Linoleum and Tile until she retired. She was a 4-H leader in Pueblo for many years and taught and judged cake decorating which was one of her biggest passions in life. She loved purple cascading petunias, vanilla bean frappachinos, car rides in the mountains, Christian music and pie for breakfast. Dixie loved to cook and truly enjoyed having large family holiday dinners. Dixie suffered with congestive heart failure for many years and was legally blind from macular degeneration. She asked that donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Second Sight Organization through the funeral home. The help and guidance she received from these organizations was immeasurable. A private family graveside farewell will be followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo. Please join Dixie's family in celebrating the wonderful life she lived. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Suzi, my parents and I were so sorry to learn about the passing of your wonderful mother. Such a wonderful lady she was. We were reminiscing of when you and I were in Rainbow Assembly #7. If you would like to contact me, Becky (Cancino) Shields, parents Frank and Barbara Cancino. E-mail address is Rebecca.shields@juno.com or phone 719-634-1581. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and the rest of your loved ones. God bless you. Love, Becky

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