Dixie Louise (Robertson) Montgomery 1934-2024

Dixie Louise (Robertson) Montgomery was born on January 26, 1934, to Lottie Frances (Kohler) Robertson and Willard Allen Robertson, in Yuma, Colorado. She passed away on April 13, 2024, in Kyle, Texas, at the age of 90.

Dixie was the seventh of eight children. The Robertson family remained close and loved to spend time together at Christmas, family reunions, and chatting over a cup of coffee. Dixie lost her mother Lottie at age 4 and father Willard at age 16. She was blessed and welcomed into her brother’s family: Bill, Jo, and Lynn Robertson. Bill, Jo, Lynn, and Sandi always held a special place in her heart.

Dixie attended the Yuma schools, graduating in 1953. Dixie loved her high school job as a ‘soda jerk’ at Kitzmiller’s Rexall Drug store, where she greeted customers with a welcoming smile.

Dixie married John David “Jack” Montgomery on June 7, 1953 in Yuma, Arizona. To this union four children were born: Mike, Cindy, Steve, and Mark. Jack and Dixie raised their active family in Yuma, Colorado and a while in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.

Dixie was preceded in death by her husband John D. “Jack”, and grandson Zachary James Montgomery, and her siblings, Jack, Bill, Maella, Boyd, Gerald, Betty, and Carol. She is survived by son Mike and his wife Marcia, with grandson Winston of Kyle, Texas; daughter Cindy and her husband Pete of Wheat Ridge CO; son Steve of Ogallala, NE; son Mark and his wife RaChele with granddaughter Mattie of New Braunfels, TX; grandson Bryan and his wife Jennifer with great-granddaughters Campbell and Kaia of Lakewood, Co; grandson Jeremy and his fiancée Abby of Denver CO; along with her numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mom Dixie truly was the pillar and strength in the family; very generous and protective. She usually had a warm beef stew or ham and beans simmering on the stove when the four kids arrived home from school on cold days. Dixie had a special loving relationship with each of her children. Aunt Dixie provided a listening ear, advice, and an open heart to her nieces and nephews. Family was everything to Dixie.

When Dixie’s health started to decline, she understood that it was time to move from her house into assisted living. She quickly became known for her smile and ability to talk with everyone. But all Dixie wanted most was to see her family and go home to Yuma: her heaven on earth. And now, she’s overjoyed to be back with her family and friends in Yuma as she continues her journey.

Dixie will be greatly missed by her family and friends; she is gone but not forgotten. Funeral and life celebration service were held at the Yuma Methodist Church on June 1, 2024 at 11am.