Margaret "Peggy" M. Koch Dixson, 86, Longtime Resident of Madrid
Madrid - Margaret "Peggy" M. Koch Dixson passed away on May 23, 2013, surrounded by her family, at the age of 86.
Peggy was born on May 4, 1927 in Brier Hill, NY. She attended school in Heuvelton and graduated from Morristown in 1944. She also attended Culver beauty school in Syracuse, NY and graduated in 1945.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Sharpe and her companion Michael Francis of Lisbon, Belinda Koch of Waddington, Simone Arquiett and her companion Matthew LaForce of Waddington; a step-daughter Kimberly and Jay Johnson of GA; a daughter-in-law Linda Dixson of Madrid; a brother, Lawrence Brown and his companion June of Heuvelton.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Crystal, Dustin, Anthony, Matthew, Alexsis, David, and Reid, two great-granddaughters Cora and Slyvie.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Brown; her sisters, Rachel Wright and Jenny Wood; her brothers, Hartley and Mansil Brown; her husband George Koch on February 22, 1966; her second husband Ralph Dixson on April 30, 2005; a step-son, Rene Dixson, in 2006 and a son-in-law, Timothy Arquiett, on November 22, 2010.
She married George Koch in 1949. She married Ralph Dixson in 1968. They lived in the town of Madrid. She worked out of her Madrid home as a hairdresser for over 50 years, and subsequently lived on LaGrasse Street in Waddington.
Peggy was active in Eastern Star and American Legion for 49 years. She was a member of Seaway Valley Senior Citizens of Madrid. She was the Chaplin at Eastern Star and a member of a member of Widows Club of Waddington. She enjoyed camping in Hannawa Falls, gardening, cooking and watching cooking shows, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Those wishing to make donations may do so to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or United Church of Madrid.
Funeral services for Peggy will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 10:00 am at United Church of Madrid. Interment will be in Madrid Cemetery.
Friends and family may be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Phillips Memorial Home, 20 Church St. Madrid.
Online condolences may be made to phillipsmemorial.com.
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