Danny Steven Dixon passed away December 3, 2019. Dan was born January 14, 1947 at LDS hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah the fourth son born to Thomas Clifford Dixon and Dorthea Jean Yancey Dixon. Dan grew up in Washington Terrace, Utah and graduated from Bonneville High School in 1965. He was also a graduate of Salt Lake Community College in 1981 and University of Laverne California Class of 1994.
Dan joined the air force in 1965 and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He later worked as a civilian for the Air Force from 1985 until his retirement from the Department of Defense in 1999.
He married Geraldine Shannon Rossiter in 1970 and together they had one son, Danny Shannon Dixon. They were later divorced. He married Geneil Warner Allred in 1978 and they were later divorced.
Dan became a student of William W. Walter’s Eschatology, the Science of thought, mentality and mind in 1977 and for the last 20 years had been a beloved teacher of the philosophy. He will be missed by his many students.
Dan enjoyed a loving relationship with Vivian Arellano for the past 16 years and considered her children and grandchildren an important part of his family.
Danny was a loving and thoughtful person who always had a smile on is face and a friendly, outgoing nature. He never met a stranger. Dan loved fishing, music, dancing and enjoyed guitar picking and karaoke.
Dan is survived by his son Danny Shannon Dixon; life mate Vivian Arellano; Vivian’s children Andrew Arellano, Catalina (Mike) Polsky, Paul, Samuel, John (Chastity) Arellano; grandchildren Alicia, Daniel, Andrea, Danika, Emily and A.J. Arellano; Geneil’s children Sean and Erin Allred, two brothers Clifford Dixon and Kelly Dixon (Linda) and one sister Mary Ann Wilson (Ray) and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Yancey Dixon and Tommy Gene Dixon; Vivian’s children Elizabeth Tartalie, Thomas Arellano one niece Erin Mackenzie and one nephew Mathew James Wheeler.
As per Dan’s wishes there will not be a memorial service, but the family hopes you’ll get together with others who loved Dan and play a song and share some memories.