Dixie Bergeson, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully Saturday, August 27, 2016 surrounded by her family. She is now at rest from the ravages of Alzheimers.\n\nDixie was born on March 1, 1937 to Ruby and Vearl Barker in Taylorsville, Utah. She was the oldest of four siblings whom she loved very much. Dixie was a premature baby and not expected to live. But her aunt worked tirelessly to keep her alive, using a shoebox as her cradle and the oven to keep her warm. She grew up happily, graduated from Granite High School and attended BYU. Dixie, a gorgeous redhead, married Dean Rene Bergeson on September 12, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived where ever school and jobs took them, raising four children along the way. They spent time on the east coast and then the west coast before returning to Utah. They enjoyed living in East Millcreek, Murray, Sandy, and Holladay before retiring in Pleasant Grove.\n\nDixie had a great love of music, singing and playing the piano. She was a soloist and sang with various groups and choirs throughout her life. She gave music lessons from voice to guitar in her home. She loved to share these talents with those around her and never turned down an opportunity to perform when asked. She held season tickets to the opera, symphony and theater, always inviting one of her children to attend. She was curious and loved learning about people, places, and food. Always willing to try new things, she took up golfing and skiing. She loved the outdoors and camping with her family was always an adventure. Growing up she had a love of farming and was excited to have a garden where ever they lived.\n\nDixie was a great example of selfless service throughout her life. She served in many church callings and was a faithful member. She was always actively helping those around her and serving those in need. She loved her family and work diligently to teach them honorable principles. As her family grew and began to expand she welcomed each new spouse with open arms. She made each feel as one of her own. She had a great love for children and rejoiced as the grandkids started to come; loving each as only a grandmother could.\n\nShe returned home to her loving husband, Dean, parents Ruby and Vearl, and grandson Quinton that preceded her in death.\n\nDixie is survived by her four children, Michelle Healy, (Todd), LynAnn Bates, (Mark), Greg Bergeson, Camille Jensen, (Jason); nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers: Dan Barker and Lynn Barker, two sisters: Jill Telford and Jacque Soja.\n\nWe are grateful to and thankful for the many friends, neighbors, colleagues, professionals and family who took interest, spent time, cared for and touched Dixie with their love the past few years.\n\nServices will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Suncrest 3rd Ward, 800 West 190 North, Orem with a viewing from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment will follow the funeral services at the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.