Dixie Rae (McKee) Johnson was born May 5, 1938 in Purcell CO to Clyde and Lottie McKee. On May 12, 2022 she was released from her earthly worries and cares and went to be with the Lord.
Dixie began life in CO and moved with her family to Elk Mountain WY when she was nine years old. She attended school in Grover CO, then Elk Mountain through high school. After graduation she went to Central Business College in Denver and worked as a secretary at the University of CO Medical School until here marriage. During this time she boarded with one of the Dr.’s family.
Dixie married the love of her life, Bert Johnson on June 25, 1958 and set up house keeping at the A-1 ranch in Elk Mountain WY. They had two children, Donna and Clyde.
Dixie became a ranch wife and help-mate to Bert. The coffee pot was always on and no one ever went away hungry. She loved to have a beautiful yard and flower gardens to welcome folks that came by. She took pride in having a tidy, welcoming home. She drove the school bus for the ranch route and activity trips in all sorts of weather. Helping the school kids with numerous activities was special for her. During the summer months she worked endlessly doing everything from cows to hayfields, any task that needed done. Whatever she did was done in a meticulous manner to make the A-1 ranch the very best it could be.
She was active in the Elk Mountain Homemakers club, Carbon Co. Cowbelles, served on the Deacon Board of Union Presbyterian Church, worked with the Make It Yourself With Wool contest and the Carbon Co. Fair. She served as an election judge for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Helen Addison, Charlotte Orton, Hazel Larson and brothers Pete McKee, Bob McKee and Al McKee.
She is survived by husband, Bert Johnson; brother Bill McKee, sister Blanche (Richard) Gunderson and sister-in-law Kaye McKee; children Donna (Cecil) Schiltz and Clyde (Bobbi) Johnson; grandchildren, Tyler (Amy) Schiltz, Elysa (Schiltz) (Klay) Nelson, Seth (Cara) Johnson, Shane (Kassie) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Logan, Blake and Gabe Schiltz, Nash Nelson, Liam, Lina, and (soon to arrive) Athena Johnson, Kodi and Tristan Johnson.
Dixie was a small package of dynamite! Always full of energy, quick to smile and ready for any challenge. She loved her family very well and was a true friend to so many. A great void is left in our lives that will be difficult to fill.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to: The Dixie Johnson Memorial Fund, RNB State Bank, P.O. Box 1290, Saratoga WY 82331.
A memorial celebration of life will take place later on July 9, 2022 at the ranch.
“I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection is only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth. Psalms 121: 1 & 2 TPT