Dixie Eileen Holmes Hill
Dixie Eileen Holmes Hill left this mortal life on November 8, 2021, due to progressive lung disease complicated by pneumonia. Dixie's life on this earth came to a close as she wished, surrounded by her children and husband as she bore fervent and sure testimony of the Savior and the plan of salvation.
Dixie was born on January 3, 1950, to Rita “Clem” Gresswell Holmes and Wendell “Dick” Holmes in Oak Harbor, Washington. She was proud to be a “Navy brat” who lived in numerous places growing up but when asked later in life always named Liberty Utah as her home.
On January 14,1976, Dixie was sealed to Joseph Brent Hill in the Logan Temple. She often referred to Brent as “the one she needed.” Brent and Dixie are the parents of three children, Cammie, Casey, and Drew. Her support and love for her children was boundless, evidenced in big and little ways. She would throw the baseball for hours in the yard with Casey, take Drew on daily after-school treat trips to Jiffy Stop, and was the loudest supporter at Cammie’s cheerleading competitions. Her life was dedicated to her children.
Dixie’s children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and purpose. She left no doubt about the love she had for her family and friends; her words, actions, and long hugs have left them with a sure knowledge of her overwhelming love. For Dixie, the veil was always thin. She left this life with the commitment to remain a strong and continued influence in the lives of those she loved.
Dixie’s home was always a warm welcoming place, a place of love and acceptance. She actively sought to create memories of happiness and peace for her children, grandchildren, and their friends. She wanted her place to be the hangout spot. “Dixie’s Barn” was the beginning and ending point of many cherished high school adventures and memories.
She developed a bond with those she came to love through her church service. She served in many callings over the years and found great joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Most recently serving together with Brent, teaching the 16- and 17-year-olds. While Brent would regularly put hours into lesson preparation, Dixie always had a “magic” way of applying the teachings that often brought the spirit and touched hearts. She cared deeply for these young adults and was honored to be invited to participate in many of their life milestones and special moments.
Dixie was a determined and strong woman who set an example of public service and leadership. She continually served others and always strived to improve the lives of the people around her. She gave in obvious ways, but more often in small, simple, yet meaningful acts of kindness. Dixie loved fiercely and had an uncommon ability to convey love in writing. She sent countless handwritten notes to neighbors, friends, and family. There wasn’t a birthday or special event that passed without a thoughtful and beautiful card from her.
Dixie passed into the spirit world with bravery, hope, and unshakable faith. She was and still is the heart of our family. She will be deeply missed. We hope to emulate her fierce loyalty, love, dedication, faith, and service in our own lives.
Dixie is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and her beloved mothers-in-law Anne Hill and Judy Godfrey Hill. She will be deeply missed by her husband Joseph Brent Hill, children Cammie (Scott), Casey (Kysha), Drew (Rozalyn), sister Dawn, and her grandchildren Emma Anne, Porter, Jude, Claire, Jet, Adam, Nash, Jane, Dax, Layla and her schnauzer, Maverick.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kaysville Utah Stake Center, 615 N. Flint Street, Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main Street., Kaysville, Utah and Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the church.
Services are being streamed and may be viewed at the following link:
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.