ST. GEORGE, UT.- The spirit of a beautiful, talented and loving woman, Shirley Redd Dixon, 86, left us Jan. 30, 2002. Shirley has left this world a better place for those who knew and loved her.

Shirley was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Mon-ticello, Utah, to Anna Prince and James Monroe Redd, Jr. She moved to Provo, Utah at the age of 15 and graduated from Provo High School and BYU, where she received awards in short-story writing. She married M. Alan Dixon, November 22, 1949.

She dedicated herself to service in the LDS Church, teaching cultural refinement in the Relief Society in California, Dallas and Atlanta, where she also worked tirelessly in the construction of the chapel.

She loved the beauties of nature, poetry, and music, and was a proud, long-time Utah Symphony season-ticket holder from Abravenal- Tabernacle years on. She also loved friends and family and especially her Savior, Jesus Christ. Shirley created and generously gave many beautiful things, including crocheted angels, needlepoint, flower arrangements, and wreaths, by which we will remember her.

Shirley is survived by a son, Alan Bryce (Margot) Dixon of Washington, Utah; and a daughter, Mary Carol (Tim) Slover of Provo, Utah; a sister, Venice Shields of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, James Prince Redd of Ogden, Utah; seven grandchildren; William, Joseph, Katherine, Charles, and Samuel Dixon; Timothy and Christopher Slover.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 East North Temple Dr., Provo, Utah. Friends may greet the family there from 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery, under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, St. George, Utah.