Dixie Jo Kaszer, 88, died Saturday, November 3, 2018 after a long and arduous illness at the Care and Wellness Center on the Whitestone Masonic and Eastern Star campus. She had been a resident there since February and received thorough, competent and compassionate care.
Dixie was born in Claremont, NC on May 13, 1930. Her parents were Ralph Augustus “Perry” and Chloe Mabel (Carpenter) Sigmon. Dixie was the oldest of five daughters. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant brother, Charles A. Sigmon; and one sister, Linda Ruth in 2016. She is survived by her other sisters; three nieces; eight nephews; and her husband, Bradley. She and Brad celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on October 24, 2018.
In 1948, Dixie graduated from Claremont High School. Soon after, she attended Catawba College for a semester. She didn’t like college and enrolled in business school. Because of her neatness and attention to detail, she became an excellent bookkeeper (in the days of fountain pens!). In 1965, she moved to Greensboro and got a job in the advertising and marketing office of Bi-Rite Grocery Stores. Following Bi-Rite’s dissolution, she went to work at Food Rite Stores. After severe back problems, difficult surgery and a long convalescence, she joined the family business, Greensboro Lock Company and made marked improvements there. She was there until July 2010 when her long illness began in earnest.
Dixie thrived on hard work and was an ace housekeeper and homemaker. However, her talents as a decorator and landscaper were nonpareil. She created a beautiful home inside and out which was the envy and admiration of family, friends, neighbors and even strangers on occasion. She will be sorely missed by many but most especially, by her husband.
A memorial service will be held at the Triad Cremation & Funeral Service Chapel, 2110 Veasley St., Greensboro, NC 27407 on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.