The Arizona Republic

Dixie Lee (Douglas) Schamens


LYNNWOOD – Dixie Lee (Douglas) Schamens, 82, died on Monday, July 16, 2018 at home in Lynnwood, WA surrounded by family after an extended illness. A life celebratio­n is scheduled for October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ.

Dixie was born July 24, 1935 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of the late Donald Douglas and Leone (Burger) Douglas.

She was a teacher, housewife and mother. She married Maurice James Schamens of Tomah, WI in 1961. Maurie and Dixie were residents of Scottsdale, AZ for many years; they moved to Lynnwood, WA in 2011. Dixie was a member of La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church.

Her hobbies included reading, knitting, sewing and traveling as well as spending time with her grandchild­ren and great-grandchild­ren.

Survivors include four children, Michael Scott Schamens of Lynnwood, WA, Kendra Lyn Fann of Seattle, Gregory Douglas Schamens and Jay Lawrence Schamens of Boise, ID; a sister, Donnette Gritzner of Tehachapi, CA; two grandsons, two granddaugh­ters, and five great-grandchild­ren.

Memorials may be sent to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2300 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or on You may sign our online registry at http://life.

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