Dixie L. Olsen of Miles City, MT, originally from St. Peter,MN, passed away from a short illness peacefully with friends by her side on Mar 22, 2014 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT.
Dixie was born on February 25, 1957 in St. Peter, MN to Lowell and Zona (Lempe) Olsen. She graduated from SPHS in 1976. Dixie held various jobs throughout her life beginning with working at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center. Her love of horses lead her to the Canterbury Downs Race Track in Shakopee, MN and the Assiniboia Downs Race Track in Winnipeg, MB where she worked as groomer/trainer. Dixie lived in Scobey, MT and settled in Miles City, MT. She worked at Eastern Montana Industries-EMI-a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and rehabilitation services to people with disabilities for close to 20 years. At the time of her death she was employed by the Custer County Courthouse and Parkview Caring Assisted Living.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Wendy Olsen Riley (Tim), of Grandbury, TX , her friends Emma Voit, Sherry Stoltz, Renae Wahl, Christel Hellickson, Nan Wade, Eva O’Brien and her special dog “T”. Dixie will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.