Teddy "Ted" Andrew Dixon, 81, of Mountain Home, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at a local hospital.
A memorial service was held on Monday, May 17, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel with military honors provided by American Legion Post #26.
Ted was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of William and Dorothy Dixon. He was raised and schooled in Oklahoma, moving to Oregon in 1942.
Ted was in the US Navy from 1946 to 1949, serving on both the USS President Hayes and the USS Burton Island.
In 1949 Ted married Dorothy Pomey, together they had three children - Danny,Sandra and Tim.
On May 29, 1978, Ted married Verda Billman in Cheyenne, Wyo., and with that marriage he was an instant father to Nancy, Connie, Gayla and Mike.
Ted worked most his life as a carpenter and was at his best when working with his hands. One could show him a photo and Ted would make it with pride.
In 1992, Ted retired and moved to Montana to live on a ranch with his daughter and son-in-law. He loved raising and training horses. His horse "Chico" was his best friend and riding Chico on the Continental Divide was to Ted the ultimate ride.
In 2002 Ted moved to Mountain Home. He continued with his hobbies of woodworking and carpenter work until 2007, when his health no long allowed him.
Ted is survived by his wife of 32 years, Verda Dixon of Mountain Home, his children, Danny and his wife, Debbie Dixon, of Oklahoma, Tim Dixon of Utah, Sandra and her husband, Alan August, of Utah, Nancy and her husband, Dave
Harris, of California, Connie Austin of Mountain Home, Gayla and her husband, Don Becker, of Nebraska, Mike and his wife, Kathy Beckwith, of Alaska, his brothers, Jim Clemens and Joe Clemens, both of Kansas, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both his parents and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.