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Dixie Jo Diane Hill

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012


Dixie Jo Hill


Dixie Jo Diane Hill, 63, of Newport, Ore., died Oct. 4, 2012 in Corvallis, Ore.

She was born in 1949 in Yakima, Wash. to Faye Snyder and Mr. Groom. She moved to Los Angeles with her mother, then left for Portland, Ore. where she married and had two daughters. She then moved to Lincoln County and lived out the remainder of her life with her husband, Tom Madore.

She did clerical work for Washington County courts and Georgia-Pacific for many years.

She was a member of the Salvation Army Church.

She loved helping people, and animals were her real passion. She always loved her grandchildren. She also liked driving, just going and finding places with animals and beauty.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristina Hill.

She is survived by her husband, Tom R. Madore; her daughter, Michelle (Marty) Knott of Bigfork, Mont.; siblings, Krag and Jeri Snider, and Michelle Snider; grandchildren, Michael (Lindsey) Hill, Kasey Knott, Jordan Knott, Tyler Knott, Calvin Knott, Brandon Katwick, Katlyn Katwick, and Meghan Hill; and one great grandson.

A memorial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Salvation Army Church at 124 SE First St. in Newport.

Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.

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