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Dixie Gordon

May 29, 1940 — December 16, 2020

Dixie Shannon Conley Gordon, 80, of Amarillo passed from this life on December 16, 2020 into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler. Private interment will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Dixie was born May 29, 1940 in Perryton, TX to Virby and Helen Ellis Conley. Dixie grew up in Perryton and graduated from Perryton High School in 1958. She then attended Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Music Degree. She loved high school and college and it was often said that her daddy thought college was 18 years long because she kept going back. She returned to SMU and completed her music education degree and began teaching elementary children music.

Dixie taught for 3 years in Dallas and decided she wanted to see the world so she applied to the Department of Defense Overseas Education Program. She and one of her Dallas roommates were assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippine Islands. She left a dream job in Dallas with 6 specialized music teachers in her school and went to 3,000 children, K-3rd Grade per week walking into her music room. After a year with the Air Force, she was then transferred to Stuttgart, Germany with the Army.

Dixie then moved to Amarillo in 1970 where she worked in music education and taught piano lessons until 1975. She married Mack Gordon in 1973 until his passing in 2016. Dixie volunteered her time in many areas in the community; served as past president of Amarillo Junior League, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Little Theatre, Advisory Committee with Northwest Texas Hospital and MADD. Dixie was also a member of First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mack Gordon; brother, Benny Conley; niece, Shannon Conley; and her parents.

Dixie is survived by daughters, Lyn Light (Tom), Shelley Stewart (Patrick) and Gae Strange (David); nieces, Brandi Conley and Traci Conley O’Neal (Jarod); grand-niece, Emily Martin; grandchildren, Ty DeBord (Berkley), Seth Cross, Sean Cross, Paige Dugan and Berkley Dugan; great-granddaughter, due in May; and dogs, Lily and Daisy.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church or your favorite charity.

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