Dixie Lee (Reed) Canfield, age 76, of Cave Junction, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Highland House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long bout with lung cancer.
No services are planned at her request. Illinois Valley Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Dixie was born June 8, 1937 in Brawley, California to Fred Alvin & Virginia McClain Reed Chalfant. She attended grade school in El Cajon, California, Grossmont High School District in San Diego, California and completed the Moving On Program at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Dixie loved making arts and crafts and collecting western art, boots, purses, clothing and antiques. Western music was her favorite and she collected old records, eight track tapes, cassette tapes and CD’s. She designed and made her own doll clothes out of old silk slips and scrap material. Dixie loved roses and made beautiful roses out of satin and silk ribbon, leather and even bathroom tissue, her favorite being leather roses.
Her friend, Jerry West wrote this about her: A sweet spring rose has wilted in the fall. She was of kind heart and soul and was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her friend, Jerry West of Cave Junction, Oregon; two daughters, Jamee Lee Young of Lakeside, California and Suzie Lockwood of Quinlan, Texas; a son, John Turman of El Cajon, California; a sister Virginia Lee “Ginny” (Reed) Culver of Kerby, Oregon; a brother, Michael Chalfant of Sun City, California; grandchildren, Josh Mathern, Jason Mathern, Jonah Mathern all of Nevada, Rickie Lockwood, Travis Lockwood and Kristle Lockwood all of Texas, Keri Young, Briana Turman, Ryan Turman and Jennifer Mortenson all of California; great grandchildren, Alyssa Mathern, Airanna Mathern and Caige Mathern all of Nevada, Justice Mathern Lockwood and Kaiden Lockwood both of Texas and Steven Jepsen of California; nieces and nephews, Vicki Lyn Culver of Oregon, Andrea Reed, Victor Culver and Kent Reed all of California and Randy Reed of Idaho; grand-nephew, Stevon Lyle Culver of California and grand-niece of Kylie Christian Culver of Haiti.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Scott Turman; a grandson, Mikie Young; a brother, Val Jean Reed and a nephew, Vernon Culver.