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Dixie Lee Dellinger, 80

| November 24, 2023 8:31 AM

Dixie Lee Dellinger, 80, of Prichard, Idaho, lifelong Silver Valley resident, beloved mother, and grandmother, passed away Nov. 16, 2023, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dixie was born March 5, 1943, in Wallace, Idaho, a daughter of the late Carl Hansen and Artie Coronette Hansen.  

Dixie graduated from Wallace High School, Class of 1962. She married Brower “Butch” Dellinger on Sept. 10, 1983, on Botch Mountain in Silverton, Idaho. Butch later passed away April 18, 2017. She had worked for many years as a recovery room nurse assistant and was also a stay-at-home mom raising her family.  

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Knitting and Sewing Club. Dixie enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 

In addition to her husband, Butch Dellinger, and her parents, Carl and Artie Hansen, Dixie is preceded in death by Jake Dellinger and Tom and Bette Smart. 

Survivors include her four children, Todd (Shannon) Dellinger of Silverton, Idaho, Stephen “Randy” (Kathy) Dellinger of Silverton, Idaho, Terry Dellinger of Prichard, Idaho, and Matthew of Athol, Idaho; and eight grandchildren, Michael (Carrie), Stephanie (MJ), Christopher (Cheryl), Stephen (Hannah), Trina (Douglas), Jon, Christian, and Miranda.  

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Nine Mile Cemetery, Wallace. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at 3 p.m. at the Wallace Elks Club.  

Memories of Dixie and messages of condolence may be shared online with her family at Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Dellinger family with arrangements.

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