Dixie Lea Amateis, 84
Dixie Lea Amateis, age 84, of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2020 at her home. Dixie courageously battled cancer with grit and tenacity, just as she lived her life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2020, at Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport with Father Mark Selvey officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Bridgeport Public Schools Foundation. Those who wish to leave the family an online condolence may do so www.bridgeportmemorialchapel.com.
Dixie was born on March 29, 1936, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to the late Wayne and Ada (Ross) Houk, and grew up in Scottsbluff. She was the oldest of two sisters, Lyla Faye and Linda, and a brother, Clifford. She graduated from Bridgeport High School and then attended college at Chadron State College and obtained her teaching degree. She started as a teacher in several rural Morrill County schools. She went back to college for two years and then in 1971 she Champion started teaching Rabbit at Bridgeport Great Public Western Schools. Bank She retired of Scottsbluff in 2001, after - Grand twenty-one years, but continued to sub Champion Food Exhibit and test students until 2018. She truly loved Morrill teaching County her students Homemakers and developed - Grand many long-lasting Champion friendships Home with fellow colleagues.
In 1957 she married the love of her life, Glen Amateis. To this union, two children were born: Scott and Karis. She was a very special lady, always caring for those around her. Dixie loved her family and spending time with them brought her great happiness. She loved to garden, camp, fish, and go on motorcycle rides. Dixie also loved attending church, baking, spending time outside tending her flowers and lawn, and going on little trips with Glen.
Dixie is survived by her husband, Glen Amateis of Bridgeport; son, Scott and Julia (Imbelloni) Amateis of Cedar City, Utah; sister Linda “Binky” Brown; brother Clifford (Marilyn) Houk; sister-in-law Tony Marie (Ronald) McIrvin; brother-in-law Ted Chikos; ten grand-children: Christopher and Michelle (Fronzaglia) Amateis of Salt Lake City, Utah, Margaret Amateis of Salt Lake City, Utah, Anthony Amateis of Salt Lake Thank You City, UT, Cody Amateis of Bullfrog, UT, Brittney Amateis of Flatwater Vet Clinic Cedar City, UT, Marty Amateis of Cedar for City, purchasing UT, Julia Amateis my of Cedar 4-H City, Market UT, Mary Swine Amateis of Cedar City, UT , Michael Amateis of —Devin Cedar City, Roach UT, and Audryaunna (Aden Jr.) Taylor of Scottsbluff, NE; four great grandchildren: Adena Taylor, Damian Amateis, Josephine Amateis, and Mark Amateis.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Nicholaus Amateis, daughter Karis Amateis, and sister Lyla Faye (Tay) Chikos.
Dixie will truly be missed as she touched many lives.