Dixie L. Stahr

Dixie Lee (Miller) Stahr, a kind hearted, strong willed and happy go lucky, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Saturday, August 18, 2018. Dixie, 79, was born October 1, 1938, in St. Johns to Frances and Martha (Hartig) Miller. She graduated from Haslett High School. In 1962 Dixie married Thomas Beals and together they created their legacy until his passing in 1980. Dixie worked as a cashier for the Charlotte IGA and for Meijer before her retirement in 2002. Being outdoors was a strong passion for Dixie. She loved fishing, gardening, watching birds and camping at Yankee Springs Deep Lake Campground. She was a proud member of the TOPS Club 433 in Eaton Rapids. Dixie also enjoyed sewing and embroidering. Her family always knew where she was and when not to bother her, every night at 7 p.m. you could find Dixie watching The Wheel of Fortune, if you had to call it better have been before or after the show. She was a member of the New Hope Church in Charlotte. Dixie loved her dogs, Molly, Buddy and Jake. Above all her biggest passion in life was being a grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Dixie is survived by her children, Allen “Tom” (Kris) Beals, and Laura (Horace “Lewie” Doty) Griffin; grandchildren, Kayley, Timothy, and Nikolaus; great-grandchild, Damon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dixie is preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas; son, William Thomas Beals; siblings, Karlene, Roger, and Doug; and her parents.

A private family memorial service is going to take place at a later date.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure to benefit breast cancer.

Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Dixie on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.