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Dixie Lynn (Olson) Brookings
October 6, 1951 ~ May 2, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Dixie Lynn Olson Brookings, died peacefully at Hospice surrounded by loved ones, on May 2, 2023, in Great Falls, MT.
Dixie was born October 6, 1951, in Helena, Montana, to Bernard A Olson and “Lee” Othelia L Roth, their 4th child: Barney Jr. (Peggy), Arlene (Wally McHenry), Janice Pallach, Greg (Mary). She grew up in Helena and graduated from Helena High in 1969.
She married the love of her life, Ronald E Brookings on July 26, 1969, and they had 4 daughters: Kristin (Mike), “Jill” Adriane (Dave), Ivy (Tim) and Ashley (Matt). While raising children and working, Dixie remodeled homes, gardened, sewed, and managed a small ranch of horses and sheep. She attended Montana State University and earned an associate’s degree in business operations.
Ron and Dixie owned and operated Budget Builders Construction for many years, remodeling, and painting. She always worked hard to help her daughters and grandchildren pursue all their endeavors, a constant support and encouragement, and often the voice of reason. She traveled often, and as far and wide as possible.
She helped raise 13 amazing grandkids (Lefebre, Kananen, Aviles-Boule, and Graf) teaching them to ride horses, cook, garden and countless other skills, talents, and virtues. She embodied honesty, integrity, self-control, work ethic and service to others throughout her entire life.
She was a devoted life-time member of the United Methodist Church, with an active relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She adored her family and was blessed to meet her first great grandchild. She was genuine and righteous, spoke her mind, and intended good for all she knew.
An intimate gathering of her immediate family will take place later for her burial at Sun River Cemetery. In her memory, she would want you to plant, nurture, create, innovate, serve, love, forgive, pursue hopes and dreams, travel, and develop sincere and genuine relationships.