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Dixie Lee Estes

Sep. 19, 1943 - Nov. 9, 2022

Date of Service: Nov. 19, 2022

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DECLO – Dixie Lee Estes, a 79-year-old resident of Declo, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Countryside Care & Rehabilitation, in Rupert.

She was born on a beautiful fall day to Carma June Asher Adams and Wallace Wickel, on September 19, 1943, at her Grandma Nellie and Grandpa Preston Asher’s home in Albion, Idaho. She attended schools in Arizona and Declo. She was active in Cheerleading, FHA. Extra-curricular activities included bull riding.

She met the love of her life while attending a basketball game. On March 9, 1961, on a snowy day she married William Allen “Bill” Estes at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Albion, Idaho. To this marriage two daughters were born, Tamara Lynn Estes and Melody Ann Davis.

Starting their young life together they lived in Battle Mountain, Nevada. They moved back to Idaho where they lived in Albion and Declo; they purchased a place and called it home for 56 beautiful years. They started their own business, Bill Estes and Associates Auction Service. They loved volunteering their time with benefit auctions and anything that had to do with 4-H. They bought a cabin overlooking Palisades reservoir, which was one of their favorite and most cherished places to go.

She was an excellent cook, quilter, master canner, cake decorator; outstanding in crocheting, knitting, bowling, gardening, fishing and professional hummingbird lover.

Besides her girls, her greatest joy was being a grandma to Wyatt Rodgers, Blake Rodgers, Trent Hunsaker, Kenny Hunsaker, Tara Rodgers and Dee Hunsaker; to add to her blessings she was a great-grandma to Stetson Rodgers, Brooklyn Rodgers, Peyton Hunsaker, Rhett Hunsaker, Jesse Otaegui, Kenlie Hunsaker, Jaxson Hunsaker, Jett Rodgers, Dixie Otaegui and Carter Hunsaker.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tamara Estes and Melody (Russ) Davis; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Connie (Mike) Bryan, Delilah Reed, Debra Adams; one brother, Carlton Williams; one sister-in-law, Kathy Estes; her aunt, Shanna Batterton; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Carma and Dan Adams; and Wallace and Patti Wickel; her brother, Melvin Adams; her sister, Paula Hoopes; one sister-in-law, Judi Williams; her grandson, Wyatt Rodgers; her great-grandson, Stetson Rodgers; her mother-in-law, Cora Estes; and father-in-law, William “Woody” Estes; her brother-in-law, Jack Estes; as well as many aunts and uncles.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Declo Stake Center, located at 213 W. Main, in Declo. Burial will follow at Declo Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, November 18, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral at the Church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/eFsTtLgj8dU.

Condolences for Dixie Lee Estes

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From Curtis Barber II:
Mama Dixie I will miss you so very very much. You blessed me with your smile and I know you and Bill are laughing. Hahaha no more showers with your black maintenance man Love you
From Kenneth L Thompson:
From Ken & Helen Thompson

Our thoughts and prayers are with you lost a lovely lady and Class Mate to some
From Connie Markham Wegner:
Sorry to here this. Haven't had contact with this side of family for a long time
From Kayd Bryan:
Tam and Mel, and the rest of the immediate family, I’m sorry for your loss. That day when I heard the news, I just couldn’t help but smile when I’d stop in at the Cahunna just to have a pepsi and say hi. Usually ordered something to eat too. Never had a bad meal from Aunt Dixie. The highlight for me was always wanting me to sing some songs when the karaoke was at the bar. Made me feel good that she enjoyed that. Again sorry for your loss.
From Sharon Hutchison:
Thinking of you with Sincere Sympathy and Fond Memories of your loved one. Tamera and Melanie so sorry for your loss.
From Nancy Clark:
Tam, Mel and family. They broke the molds when your parents were born. Few people stand out from my childhood. Your Mom was one of those people. She was a beautiful person who left her mark on the community. I'm sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose parents. Prayers that you feel comforted during this difficult time.
From Lorie casey:
So sorry for your loss. This lady was a very sweet lady got to know her from the big kahuna in declo. She let us have our wedding reception there . She will be greatly missed.
From Cindy Orthman Allen:
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady and an awesome neighbor. Tamara & Melody, my heart breaks for you girls & your children. You are in my prayers.
From Dale Jafek:
She will be missed by many. RIP Dixie
From Stacy Turner:
Tamra and Melody my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Your mom was an amazing woman which raised amazing daughters. She will never be forgotten.
From Steven Reed:
Tam & Mel, I hope you are both doing well. Your mother was (Is) a wonderful woman, it was always a good time when we got to visit with her. Sorry for your loss.
From Cleo Gallegos :
Sorry Tamera and Melanie my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families.
From Shana Cahoon:
Tammy, I an so sorry to hear you lost you Dear mother. Lots of prays of and condolences sent to you and your family!! Sincerely, Pat and Shana Cahoon.
From Connie taylor:
So sorry for your loss.

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