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Florence (Dixie) Penrose Lloyd, died of natural causes Nov. 26, 1996, in Salt Lake City, where she was born on March 15, 1907 to Frank W. and Ruth McQuarrie Penrose.

She graduated from East High School. Her marriage to Ray Ernest Lloyd on June 5, 1929 was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1941. Dixie is remembered as a gifted musician who sang, played piano, and composed music. She performed regularly on radio in the 1920's. As a member of the LDS Church, she served in many positions including the Primary General board. Her service to the PTA included president of the Granite District Council. She was a member of the Lockwood Camp of the DUP. Some of her other interests included Granite Arts and the YWCA. Dixie showed us how to love one another, and the world is a better place for her 89 years in it.She lived in Salt Lake City from 1907-1935, South Salt Lake from 1935-1950, and 1970-1993, Baton Rouge, LA. from 1950-1962 and Chicago, IL. from 1962-1970. Among other activities, she played the organ for the silent movies (Hyland Theater), was a clerk at Postal Telegraph, was secretary at the Madison School, worked in the University of Utah registrar's office, and was secretary for the YMCA in Baton Rouge, Utah Chinchilla Breeders Assoc., and Berg Electric. She also served as a volunteer at Primary Children's Hospital, the DUP Museum in Salt Lake City and two Salt Lake area rest homes.

Dixie was preceded in death by her husband (1983), and by siblings, Marjorie Johnson, Clyde M. (Bud) Penrose and Mildred Penman. She is survived by daughter, G. Lloyd Drecksel, son, Ray D. Lloyd (Louise); eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Lu Bond, Ogden, Robert M. Penrose (Kay) and Ann Leighty, both of Salt Lake City; and by Jean (Mrs. Martin D.) Thomas, Bountiful, and many other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mary Jane Norman and the staff at St. Joseph's Villa for their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State. Family and friends may call Monday, Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m. or an hour before services at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Murray City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Primary Children's Medical Center.

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