Dixie Brewer, 83 of Dumas, died Sunday, February 10, 2019. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 10:30 in the morning at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Anthony Inman, officiating. Burial will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Dixie Helen Timmis Brewer was born May 13, 1935, in Wynona, OK to Henry and Goldie (Bonner) Timmis. In her youth she was very active in 4-H Club work and her junior year in high school was a delegate to National 4-H Congress in Chicago. She graduated from Mound Valley, OK High School in 1953. After graduation she attended business school and worked as a private secretary in the R&D Department at Phillips in Bartlesville, OK. While there, she was a member of Phillips Water Ballet Team, and also played on their basketball and softball teams. In 1956 she earned her TWA Airline Hostess wings; this began her love for traveling. She met her brother who was stationed in the military in Germany. Together they traveled throughout Europe which was a very memorable time for her. On June 28, 1958, she married Edward Neil Brewer in Bartlesville, OK, and they honeymooned on the island of Bermuda. She moved to Dumas, TX, to join Ed and started a job at the smelter in Moore County. Later she became a part of the Human Resources Department at the Cactus Phillips Plant. With the arrival of her first of three daughters in 1961, she became dedicated to her family and spent time at home being a fabulous mother and homemaker. She spent countless hours supporting all of her daughters extra curricular activities. Throughout her years with Ed they traveled extensively in the United States. After their daughters were born, they enjoyed camping and annual summer vacations across the US. In 1972 the family spent a month in Mexico exploring with an RV caravan. They were very active in camping organizations and made life long friendships.
She filled her empty nest years first as an ESL teacher in the Dumas Schools and then as an office assistant at Green Acres Elementary School. Becoming a full time retiree in 1988, she and Ed spent many winters in Arizona, Nevada and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Above all, her favorite job was being a grandmother, which brought her endless joy and amusement. She loved spending time her family.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed, her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Oney Timmis, and one son-in-law, Paul Lester.
She is survived by her three daughters and spouses: Debbie and Steve Runcie of Amarillo, Janet and David Brown of San Antonio, and Lori and Allan Gwyn of Amarillo; three grandchildren: Andrew Runcie and Misty of Amarillo, and Ben Brown and Bethany Brown of College Station, and George Morrel of Amarillo who provided endless companionship and was her last dance partner. She has many nieces, nephews and their families whom she loves and are very special to her.
The family request, with gratitude, memorials to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 395, Dumas, TX 79029.
We were so sorry to hear about Dixie's passing. She was such a nice lady.. Our prayers are with you and your families. Luis and Rotha Moore
Rotha MooreDumas, TX
I have many great memories of your Mom and Dad as they were good friends with my parents (Granville and Dorothy Smith). They camped together and played many bridge games. I know she will be greatly missed!
Pamela Smith BakerBorger, TX
A lot of memories were made at First United Methodist in the Sunday School class we all belonged to, she is now reunited with a lot of those that have gone before the ones still left on this earth. Keep all the memories of her in your heart and smile everytime you think of her, God Bless.
Bobbie and Betty Spencer
Bobbie and Betty SpencerDumas, TX
I’m so sorry to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was a sweet lady and I know she will be missed. Prayers for you all!
Kendra (Stringer) BeeneGreenville, TX
Prayers for all those mourning Mrs. Brewer's (Dixie) passing, and rejoice for her gathering with loved ones in her eternal home.
I look back on my memories of this wonderful mom as one of the only moms at home when school was out. We (a rather large group) would walk home discussing free time or homework. Many difficult homework problems were worked in the kitchen of the Brewer home with guidance from the best Kool-aid Mom.
She was a great lady, I was blessed to be under her supervision and have her as a role model as a friend of Janet's.
Cari (Bennett) MillerSpokane, WA
We have precious memories of our time on Mills and Phillips in Dumas. One Memory is of Ed in the alley when he was backing that motor home into the spot in your backyard! He was good! Loved Dixie and you kids.🙏❣️
Betty BlairAnthem, AZ
Dixie was a dear cousin. She grew up with my mother in Oklahoma, so she always seemed more like my aunt. She wast so fun and bubbly. I loved listening to her talk, especially about her kids & grandkids. While in Amarillo on business once, I drove to Dumas to surprise Dixie & Ed. It was a memory for certain. I have so many pleasant memories of the Timmis family. God bless them all.
Patti Apollo BaysPrescott, WI
Sweet Mom, You put up with giggly me all those years growing up. You were always ready for the next adventure. I know mow you are visiting and laughing with my mom. The two of you always had fun when you were together. Thank you for loving me. May God wrap his arms around your swet family.
Jana GarrisonLubbock, TX
Dixie was a very-special gal. I worked with her in Womens' Missionary Society, now United Methodist Women. She was a joy to have in the kitchen for whatever event was needed. The picture helps me remember her always happy face and grin. I know you girls and families will feel a great void but grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel your pathway ahead as each has their individual one; therefore, no pathways. Keep those loving memories to remind you how special you each and every one were to her. Nothing made her as happy as telling about you and your accomplishments which were many. May God bless and comfort you.
Jackie R. SheldonStillwater, OK
Sorry for your loss. My boys and I enjoyed doing her lawn on Morton. She was very fond of my boys Mitchell an Coleman Funk. They always looked Fwd to seeing her. All of your family is in our prayers.