Dixie Taylor Frampton, of Provo, slipped peacefully away in her home on Monday, March 8th,2021, one day shy of her 89th birthday. She was born in Provo on March 9th, 1932.
Dixie flourished growing up in Provo. She was known for being friendly, social, and athletic. In high school she excelled academically and earned Knight-Mangum scholarship to BYU, where she was active in several social clubs and a member of the Cougarettes.
She married her childhood sweetheart Boyd Frampton in the Manti Temple in1952 and they spent their early years of marriage in Portland, Oregon where Boyd attended dental school, and Ft. Dix, New Jersey, where Boyd served as a captain in the Army. Boyd and Dixie returned home to settle in Provo and raise their seven children--Marianne (Ned) Bushnell, David (Keri) Bruce (Connie), Susan (Mark) Fisher, Paul (Jennifer), Alan (Debbie), and Kent (Stacey). She is survived by all of her children, 55 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren (and three on the way).
Family and friends were a source of pride and joy to Dixie. She loved playing tennis with them, camping with them, fishing with them, and traveling with them. Above all, she loved eating with them.
Throughout her life Dixie expressed unwavering faith and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her favorite calling was in the nursery where she served for sixteen consecutive years.
Dixie will be remembered as a storyteller at heart. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy through her collections and creations, including scrapbooks, handmade quilts, cross-stitching and embroidery.
It is impossible to encapsulate in a few paragraphs the beautiful spirit of our mother, grandmother, and friend, Dixie Frampton. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality, her loving spirit, and her gentle heart. She lived whole-heartedly and was a force of support, kindness and appreciation to neighbors, family and friends. Even in her final days she was determined, grateful, and humble. Her death showed us the power of enduring to the end with grace and dignity. Her life showed us the strength that comes from love, faith and a positive attitude. She was well-loved and she loved well.
Dixie is preceded in death by her husband Boyd, her parents Arthur and Maurine Taylor, and her siblings Elaine Fisher, Nancy Stewart, and Kent Taylor.
The family would like to express a heart-felt appreciation to Dixie’s hospice team at Elevation-- Jan, Michelle, Lorna and Joylyn, who went above and beyond and treated her with so much respect and compassion. We would also like to send our thanks to her neighbors, friends and ward family who checked on her regularly and continually expressed how much they loved her. Special thanks to Karen Stewart, Randy Wade and her next door neighbors, Dave and Amy Snow, for their tireless help over the years.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Provo City Cemetery.