Sandra Dixon Obituary

Sandra   Dixon
Sandra Dixon

March 14, 1940 - October 6, 2017
Born in Buffalo, Wyoming
Resided in Kaycee, Wyoming
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A celebration of the life of Sandy Sackett Dixon, 77 year old Kaycee resident who passed away early Friday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo will be held Thursday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee with Reverend Carol Buckingham officiating. Interment will be in the Kaycee Cemetery at a later date with family and friends. Donations in Sandy’s name may be made to the John Forbes Night Rodeo, the Hoof Prints of the Past Museum or the Meike Bunkhouse in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Sandra Lynn Sackett Dixon was born on March 14, 1940 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Vance and Norma Sackett. She grew up in Kaycee and started school at the Mayoworth Grade School. She graduated from the Johnson County High School with the class of 1958. After high school she went to work for the Harold Cash Ranch. In 1964 Sandy married Bill Dixon and they made their home in the Kaycee area. They were divorced in 1973 and Sandy continued living in Kaycee. Sandy took a job at the school library and worked for local ranchers in the summer. She also worked at the Texaco Service Station for a while. In the early 1980’s she started a grocery store called Charlie’s Corner. In 1983 she took over her fathers job as a ditch rider which she did until 2010 and also worked at the rest area during that time. She was instrumental in the building of the a senior housing facility called the Meike Bunkhouse where she worked until ill health caused her to retire.

Sandy was a talented musician and played the accordion, banjo, fiddle, harmonica and piano. She performed at many occasions in Kaycee and Buffalo. In 1988 she was asked to serve on the Southern Johnson County Committee for the Wyoming Centennial. Sandy had the concept for the origination of the Hoof Prints of the Past Museum and saw it open in July of 1990. Sandy helped write plays, sponsor poetry gatherings, musical shows. She served on the Hoofprints of the Past Museum for many years helping them raise money and do projects.

She is survived by one daughter Erin Walter and her husband Bill of Kaycee, two grandchildren Sadie Cohee and her husband Russell of Kaycee and Savannah Dolbare and her husband Mike of Casper; one brother-in-law Don Madsen of California; one niece Donella Andraos and her husband Mike of California; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Loretta Madsen and a granddaughter Tylynn Walter.

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Harness Funeral Home
351 North Adams Avenue
Buffalo, WY 82834
Thursday, October 12, 2017
11:00 AM


John Forbes Night Rodeo
351 N. Adams Ave
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
Hoofprints of the Past Museum
351 N. Adams
Buffalo, WY 82834
Meike Bunkhouse
351 N. Adams
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
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