Martha Jane Dixon
December 19, 1929 – October 12, 2017
Mrs. Martha Jane Dixon died peacefully at her home on October 12, 2017. Heaven will never be the same! Marty was born to Clarence Bonnen and Alice McDonald Bonnen December 19,1929 in Bryan Texas and spent her formative years growing up on Lee Street in College Station with her five siblings. In 1948 she met and married the love of her life, Bill, and together they had five children, moving around the country for her husband’s work before settling in Houston, Texas.
She loved the land they bought together near Anderson Texas (Trois Eperons} and she continued to meticulously maintain and manage the acreage after her husband’s death in 1982. She loved the Lord and her church, St. Stanislaus in Anderson and was an active supporter of it for over forty years. She was one of the inaugural docents at the Bush Libray where she faithfully worked for twenty years. Driving by her ranch you would see her with a giant sunhat, jeans and long sleeved shirt keeping her place in shape. She was also good with a shotgun and death to armadillos!
When you think of Marty, you picture her smiling and laughing. She brightened every room and never met a stranger. She enjoyed life, family, and friends. We will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty three years William Samuel Dixon (’48), her son Richard Clay, and is survived by her son Bob and daughers Kathy, Cherie and Karen (All Aggies), six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be recited at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1511 Highway 90 South, Anderson, Texas, beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A memorial service will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 18, at 10 AM followed by a reception in the parish hall. An interment ceremony will be the same day at 3 PM at the College Station Cemetery, 2511 Texas Ave South in College Station.
Family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to Service Dogs, Inc. and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our condolences to you and the entire family on the passing of your Mom.
She is in heaven now with your Dad renewed in body.
Fond memories of your Mom while with you at Aggieland.
All our love,
Denise and Raul Cardenas and Family
Cherie, Karen and family
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. I will miss seeing her at the Anderson church. I know she will be truly missed.