Oma G. Dixon departed this life on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Clarehouse at the age of 88. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mobley-Groesbeck Funeral Service of Sand Springs.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, at Beggs Cemetery with Pastor Robert Yandell officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday 1-6 p.m., and Monday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
The daughter of Claude Elmer Smith and Myrtle (Neal) Smith was born October 19, 1930, in Muskogee. Oma attended Boynton and Haskell schools, before moving to Sand Springs. As a teenager she worked for several area restaurants. In 1963, she went to work as a nurse at Hissom Memorial Center, retiring after 20 years of service.
On April 17, 1948, Oma married the love of her life, Boyd Arnold Dixon in Sand Springs. Oma was a loving wife, mother, friend and neighbor. She welcomed all she knew with loving arms. Her children knew she was always there no matter what struggles they were dealing with. She loved fishing, as well as crocheting, playing bingo, and going to the casino. She and her sister enjoyed several fun trips to Las Vegas together. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren, and cooking for her family. She never did hunt, but she was a dead eye shot and could out shoot anyone (even though she shot with the wrong hand).
She is preceded in death by her husband, Boyd in 2007; daughter, Sue Phipps in 2016; her parents; brothers: Jack, Alvin, Gary, and Tommy Smith; and sisters: Martha Milford and Christine McWilliams.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Dixon and wife, Peggy Jo of Beggs; daughter, Amy Storm and husband, Dennis of Sand Springs; son-in-law, Tommy Phipps of Cleveland; brothers: Dan Smith and wife, Sharon of Beggs, and Jerry Smith of Kellyville; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133, or www.clarehouse.org.
Leave your memories of Oma and view her tribute online at www.mogro.co.
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