Richard “Doug” Dixon ’69

Doug was born in Tulsa, OK, and raised in Falls Church, VA. He attended McLean High School and Hope College in Holland, MI.

He lived in Silver Spring, MD for 30 years and the time of his death was a resident of North Beach, MD. Prior to retirement he had a career in computer sales Doug was always helpful to friends and neighbors. Doug was a long-time member of Hughes United Methodist Church in Wheaton, MD, where he served on the Board of Trustees and United Methodist Men. He supported many church activities including TESS Center, Rummage Sales, and Smart Sacks, but his favorite was taking youth groups to Camp Hope in Frostburg, MD, which provided a Christian program for the youth and home repair for area residents in need.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard S. Dixon and Ramona (Smith) Dixon. He is survived by Susan Blanton, his wife of 34 years, son David Dixon and wife Eve Carr of Juneau, AK, and daughter Allison Dixon of Alexandria, VA. He is also survived by grandson Jasper Dixon of Juneau, AK, and sisters Sandra Harrison of Leesburg, VA and Nancy Kritzmire of Gilbert, AZ. Doug loved the community of North Beach and leaves behind many friends.

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