Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Connell, Dixie

Dixie Lee Connell, 51, of Logan, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

She was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Fort Sumner, to Pecos and Eleanor Cater Finley.

She graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1970. She married Billy L. Connell on May 2, 2002. Family members said she loved to go hunting and fishing with her husband and loved to sew. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of American Legion Post No. 77 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3526.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and a sister, Loretta Burk.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Tomi Lavender (and husband, Marty) of Melrose; a son, Tyson Henry of Clovis; two stepsons, Chris Connell (Chrystal) of Amarillo and Cody Connell of Pilot Point, Texas; a granddaughter, Kayley Connell of Amarillo; her parents; a sister, Arlie Mitchell of Taiban; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Danny Sanders will officiate.

Cremation has taken place.

Honorary pallbearers are all members of the American Legion and Auxillary Post No. 77 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3526.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxillary Post No. 77 of Logan.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.