Dixie Lee Simpson Waddle
July 5, 1937 November 4, 2018
Dixie Lee Simpson Waddle was born July 5, 1937 in Farmersville, California at her Grandmother's home. Her parents were Ted E. Simpson and Dorothy Lea Simpson Wright. Dixie attended Farmersville Elementary, Exeter Union High school (class of 1955), College of the Sequoias in Visalia (class of 1957), and Fresno State (class of 1959), with a BA and Elementary Teaching Credential. She later received the Unruh Reading Specialist Certification.
Dixie met Carl D. Waddle in 1953 when she was 16 and he was 14. Carl enlisted in the Navy and Dixie went on to college but they corresponded throughout his enlistment and her college; they married after his completion of military service. They have been married for 58 years. After graduation Dixie taught for three years in Exeter, three years in San Jose while Carl finished his Master's Degree, and 27 years at Eastin-Arcola school in Madera County.
Dixie loved her "children" and was always convinced of their ability to succeed. Dixie and Carl are communicants at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno. Dixie looked forward to rejoining her father, mother, her sister Terry Jones, and her brother Ted. Jr. Dixie leaves behind her beloved husband Carl whom she loved, to cherish her memory and to anticipate, by God's Grace, their joyful reunion and also numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 10am. Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery at 1:00 pm.