Sunday, May 13, 2012
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CATHERINE L. DIXON

Mrs. Catherine LaVera Dixon, 62, passed away at Lower Keys Medical Center on May 9, 2012 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, James E. Dixon, her sister Deborah Dennis and her husband Brian, her daughter Stephanie J. Whittaker and her husband Larry and her granddaughter Elizabeth Catherine, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Born on April 27, 1950 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Catherine was an operating room nurse for 30 years in various hospitals in New Jersey. Catherine was a freshwater Conch who began coming to Key West in 1984, and like many others, she and James fell in love with Key West. She and her husband moved to Key West just before hurricane Wilma in 2005. James will continue to reside in Key West.

Memorial visitation was held in New Jersey on Saturday, May 12, 2012. There will be a memorial in Key West on a date not yet determined. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral arrangements.