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ROENE DIFIORE, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC AT DIXIE, DIES

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Roene Bigler DiFiore, an assistant professor of music at Dixie College, died May 19, 1990, in Salt Lake City.

Lovingly known as "Mrs. D," she served on the Dixie College faculty since 1967 and was well-known both for her own performances and those of the college's musical roving ambassadors.Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. DiFiore was a guest soloist at various church conferences and civic performances and prepared and presented literally hundreds of special programs, including the "World of Music" throughout the West. She wrote and directed several plays and was vocal director and accompanist at Dixie College musicals for 28 years.

Over the years she received many honors, one of the most unusual being the celebration of a "Roene Day" in Richfield in appreciation of her many years as a soloist in church and civic events. In 1951 Mrs. DiFiore, as a member of the Richfield American Legion Auxiliary quartet, brought national acclaim to the state. The quartet won the Utah state championship in the department auxiliary music contest, then captured the national spotlight by placing second in the national finals in Miami.

Mrs. DiFiore was born June 25, 1921, in Nephi. She married Carl Fredrick DiFiore on May 16, 1943, in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the St. George Tabernacle. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Dixie College Fine Arts Center and Saturday at the tabernacle from 9 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends can contribute to the "Roene DiFiore Endowment," Dixie College Alumni Committee. Burial will be in the Washington City Cemetery.