Dixie Louise Godfrey


November 16, 1934 ~ December 10, 2022 (age 88)

Dixie Louise Godfrey, 88, went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2022, at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in Stephenville, Texas on November 16, 1934, to M. Melvin Latta and Clara Willis Latta, both deceased. She grew up and went to school in Stephenville, and always thought of it as her hometown.

Dixie was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, and wife. She had many jobs over her lifetime including manicurist, dog groomer, upholsterer, and long-haul team truck driver with her husband, Richard, for over 20 years. She was an accomplished motorcyclist, an excellent seamstress, an avid reader, and a crossword puzzler. Whatever she did, she did exceedingly well.

After leaving Stephenville, Dixie lived in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Flower Mound, Texas, then in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and finally in Tucson, Arizona. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church wherever she lived.

Dixie is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Richard D. Godfrey, and her siblings, Peggy Vandiver of Euless, TX, Dorothy M. Jones of Glen Rose, TX, Patrick M. Latta and wife Betsy of Wichita, KS, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also, her children, William Q. Jones of Bluff Dale, TX, Sally K. Beckner and husband James of Sunset, TX, Mary Ann Jones of Fort Worth, TX, and Edwin P Godfrey and wife Salena Lettera of Tucson, AZ. She has two grandchildren, Carrie Beckner of Dallas, TX, and Donovan Beckner of Austin, TX.

Services will be held at Stephenville Funeral Home and interment will follow at West End Memorial Cemetery in Stephenville, TX.

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