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Obituary: Dixie Reese Giauque

Dixie Reese Giauque 1918 ~ 2005 Dixie Reese Giauque passed away November 9, 2005 of causes incident to age. She was born April 15, 1918 in Park City, Utah to Thomas Reese and Amelia May Wilkinson. She attended Park City High School, where she graduated in 1936 as Valedictorian of her class. She also attended Brigham Young University. During her lifetime, she was an avid BYU fan. She married James Arnold Giauque Jr. in Washington D.C. on February 7, 1941. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in September 1941. Jim and Dixie met in the Mission Home in September 1938. Jim was preparing to serve a mission in France, Dixie in the Western United States. In 1972 - 1973 they lived in Singapore. They also have resided in St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois, moving back to Salt Lake City in 1977. Dixie was a devoted and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities in the auxiliaries of the Church. One of her favorite callings was serving with her husband as ward, stake, and district dance directors for 10 years. In 1982 Jim and Dixie were called to serve as representatives of the Church on the Island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean. Following this, they served as hosts on Temple Square for 10 years. She was very compassionate to all, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and John; sisters, Drucilla Thomas, Nan McPolin, and Dove McAffee; son, Tom Giauque. She is survived by her husband, James A. Giauque Jr.; children: Sharon Samuelson (Cecil), Brent (Susan), Kent (Jan), Jim (Cindy), daughter-in-law, Kathleen Giauque; 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Reese (Ione). Funeral services will be held Monday, November 14, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at the Parleys Fourth Ward Meeting House, 1870 East Parleys Canyon Boulevard. Friends may call at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E. 1300 So., Sunday evening 6 - 8 p.m. and at the ward on Monday, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.