Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Den­nis Dixon

How time flies. My dad, Blan­chard Dixon, worked for his brother Dou­glas, in a gro­cery store called Dixon Mar­ket in Payson shortly af­ter he was mar­ried. In the early forty’s he had the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a Froze Food Plant and Pro­cess­ing Store on Main Street and go into busi­ness for him­self. Un­able to get a loan from the bank, he se­cured funds from an in­di­vid­ual. He added to the ex­ist­ing plant on an ad­ja­cent va­cant lot which had a bill­board ad­ver­tis­ing the old Star Movie Theatre. Thus, Payson Cold Stor­age was es­tab­lished in the early 1940’s.

I started help­ing my dad at an early age, about 14, and have do so off and on ever since. About 30 years ago I pur­chased the busi­ness and later re­named it Dixon Meat. We have been do­ing busi­ness at 95 South Main for about 70 years, and do­ing it the same way. We are still old fash­ioned with our man­ual type cash reg­is­ter, no In­ter­net, no email, and no credit cards. Cash or check only with an easy pay­ment plan: 100% down and noth­ing left to pay!

Dad al­ways said a sat­is­fied cus­tomer is our best advertisement. Good hon­est help has been our strength. A huge thank you to all that have worked with Dixon meat and a par­tial list roughly sorted by era fol­lows:

50’s-60’s: Nona Ter­vort, Pa­tro Martinez, Ruth Bliss, Carl But­ler, Quayle Dixon, Fern Nel­son, Larry Howard, Janette An­der­son, Utahna Thomas, and Estelle Porter.

70’s: Shel­don Dixon, Earl Fifield, Rus­sel Dixon, Ster­ling Dixon, Grace Mon­tague, Ervil Ewell, and Frank Mitchell.

80’s: An­nette Can­non, Noreen Ler­will, Don Man­gel­son, Kent Marvin, Randy Chris­tensen, and Craig Porter.

90’s: Chuck & Tawnya Adams, Flint & Jesse Dixon, Cory Wi­ley, Kim Ler­will, Robert Hi­att, David Bean, Marj An­der­sen, Michael Ter­vort, and The Bal­zly Boys.

00’s and Cur­rent: Brittany Carter, Colt Jensen, Sue Spencer, Den­nis & Rose­mary Dixon, Jes­sica Jones, Nathan Min­nick, Peter Min­nick, Patrick Min­nick, Malinda Dixon, Chris Arno, Chris & Alyson Ewell, and Don & Cindy Dixon.

Call Dixon Meat at (801) 465-3127 for your lo­cal meat pro­cess­ing needs. As a re­minder meat lock­ers are avail­able at only $5 a month.

Den­nis Dixon, Sue Spencer, and Colt Jensen work on a quar­ter slab of beef, about 195 Pounds at Dixon Meat.

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