Sally Melanie Dixon Funeral
11-17-1941 to 9-7-2019
Aged 77 years
She was born November 17, 1941 in Richmond, Utah to Mark C. Fullmer-Brown and Alda Larson Brown. Raised in beautiful Richmond, Utah she enjoyed the good life with her hardworking, kind and loving parents. She loved the simple things in life: gardening, laundry, washing dishes by hand, decorating, cleaning, playing the piano, befriending people, antiquing, yard sales, thrift stores, to find trinkets and treasures. She loved listening to music. She was fun loving, and liked to make others laugh. She loved her cat Tumbelina greatly.
She married Gerald W. Peterson Jr on June 12th, 1959, at the Logan Temple, they had 5 children together . She worked hard to help put him through Osteopathic Medical School in Des Moines IA. They also lived on a couple military bases in Texas and New Mexico and then settled back in Utah. They were later divorced.
She married her 2nd husband Frank Peterson on 10-2-1981 in Heber City, UT. She enjoyed camping and antiquing. They were later divorced.
She then married Glen Dixon on 3/29/1994 in beautiful Heber City, Utah. Glen was a jewel who stood by her side through cancer and thick and thin. He preceded her in death and she missed him greatly to the end.
She is preceded in death by her parents Mark C. Fullmer-Brown and Alda Larson Brown and her older brother Bruce Alden Brown and also her husband Glen Dixon as well as her prior husband Gerald W. Peterson Jr. D.O.
She battled Multiple-Myeloma cancer, having chemo, stem cell treatment and miraculously beat the odds, adding a good 10 years her expected survival date.
Huntsman Cancer Institute said she was their poster child and the staff loved her and she them. She was so brave.
She is survived by her younger brother and best friend Kimber Mark Brown (Richmond, Utah) his daughter Kelly Hart (Roy, UT) her mother Gail,
and Sally's 5 children Melanie Patrice Peterson (Reno NV), Carolyn Louise Brown (Hurricane, UT), James Gerald Peterson (SLC, UT), Melissa Anne Monaghan (Reno, NV), Teresa Joyce Kissel (Reno, NV), Glen's daughter Glenda Dixon (SLC, UT) and her children, Glen's son Jeff Dixon (Puerto Rico) and his children, and by her many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by Frank Peterson and his daughters Kathy Peterson (Spanish Fork) and Sherry Olsen (St. George). And her cute cousin Diane Stone (Logan, UT) and other beloved family members.
The viewing and lunch will be held
Cute Momma at 11:00 am
Saturday September 21st
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
150 S 100 E,
Richmond, UT 84333
Services will then be held approximately at 12:00 noon at the
Richmond City Cemetery
Location: 350 200 E, Richmond, UT 84333
Where family and friends may gather to honor Sally and
Share special memories etc. Casual dress is fine.
Lastly there will be a graveside prayer and the Internment afterward
Arrangements are made under the direction of
1037 East 700 S.
St. George, Utah 84790
Thank you to the wonderful team of Doctors, Nurses and staff of Dixie Regional Medical ICU Center in St. George, UT who helped our mother and family and were so compassionate and treated Sally with such care and respect during such a hard time.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a direct donation to :
Hope Lodge 375 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Life Story Info
Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
- Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
We will all dearly miss having you here with us Sally. Your untimely departure from this Earth has dented our souls. Happiness and smiles were always your priorities, and your humor kept us in tears. I will always remember you with love in my heart. Heaven has inherited one of the sweetest, kindest, most loving souls.
My deepest most heartfelt condolences to her brother Kimber, and her 5 adult children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.