Dixie Dean Holloway Gardner was born on July 15, 1939 and died October 19, 2016 at the age of 77 after a short battle with ovarian cancer. Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years Fred Eugene Gardner; her children Aileen and Michael Mork of Parowan, UT; Joy and Tom Guthrie of Saratoga Springs, UT; Daron and Rachel Gardner of Chipley, FL; Brandon and Amy Gardner of Lacey, WA; and Linda and Shane Larson of Santa Clara, UT; her sister and brothers: Marita (Don) Holloway, Don (Sharon), John (Gail), Gene (Judy), and Darrell (Becky) Holloway; 20 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and many beloved friends and neighbors. Dixie is preceded in death by her parents Milton Lee and Clara Louise Holloway and brother-in-law Don Holloway. Growing up in Modesto, California, Dixie learned at a young age the value and joy of work by helping her family gather eggs from the hen houses. She loved dancing, singing and sports as a young woman and always enjoyed a good laugh with friends. She directed plays and synchronized swimming in her high school years. Later she received her AA Degree in Accounting from Modesto Jr. College and later attended BYU. She was a lifetime active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, living a beautiful example of true Christ-like service. Dixie and Fred were sealed for time and eternity in the Oakland Temple on April 2, 1965. They lived in California, Colorado, Florida and finally settled in Utah where they had many missionary opportunities from participating in a large family home evening group. She served her family, friends and neighbors as she gave of her love and time. She supported her family in activities and community events such as working on the Election Board, working as a sales clerk and manager of several small businesses. Dixie loved to read a good western or love story, lifted the downtrodden with her friendship and love, enjoyed the gift of music by sharing her talents through singing in choirs and teaching children, and made us all laugh as we played competitive games such as Mexican-train dominoes. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Summit Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (55 E Main Street, Summit, UT). Viewings will be held Friday evening, October 21st in Parowan at Southern Utah Mortuary (15 E 100 N, Parowan, UT) from 6-8:00 p.m., and Saturday morning, October 22nd at the church in Summit from 12:30-1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Summit Cemetery immediately following the service. All family and friends are invited to attend.