Lynn Enfield Dixon
Jul 1, 1946 - Sep 21, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Lynn Dixon, loving husband of Christine Dixon, and father of three amazing children, passed away peacefully, after a valiant battle with brain cancer, at age 73. Lynn is now off on his next big adventure.
Lynn was born on July 1, 1946 in Vancouver, WA to John and Bessie (Phillips / King) Dixon. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, he served in the United States Navy as a Cryptology Technician from 1963 to 1969 aboard the USS Oriskany and the USS Hancock. However, as he told his Hospice team near the end of his life, “As a young man, I was no choir boy.”
He attended Seattle Community College and Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he majored in Photography, one of his many passions. Lynn’s primary career was at GM Nameplate in Seattle where he started in screen printing and worked his way up to Project Manager while juggling a young family, flying small aircraft, riding in the STP, working on his treasured vehicles, motorcycles, camping, running, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, soccer, and sailing. He also worked at Unigard Insurance in the early 70s, the TSA after 9/11, and Enterprise Car Rentals.
Lynn had a passion for life. His energy knew no bounds. He was a straight talker, a man who enjoyed delving into his hobbies and friendships with intensity. He was organized and detailed to the nth degree. I can hear his voice to this day, “If you are going to do something, do it right.”
Many will remember the first nonprofit Ride and Rally for the Troops in 2004 out of Destination Harley Davidson which he and Christine organized. It was a resounding outpouring of the motorcycle community coming together to support our military.
His children will remember his seemingly endless explanations of any and everything. Yet he was also the type of dad who would spend his last dime on that special pair of soccer shoes you wanted and never miss a game.
An only child, Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie, and his first wife, Cherie Grassi (Buck); mother of his oldest daughter, Andrea. He is survived by his loving wife Christine, and his children (from his second marriage to Kathleen Kelly), Ryan and Melissa, seven grandchildren on the Dixon side and four grandchildren on his wife’s side, with more on the way.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2020. You may post memories, stories, pictures and video at his page on the Bonney Watson memorial site: Rest in Peace Lynn. We love you now and forever.
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