Ethel Louise Dixon


Del Norte resident Ethel Louise Dixon, 75, passed away on July 31, 2021. She was born on April 9, 1946, in Alamosa, Colo., to Donald D. and Adelaide (Baldwin) Knapp.

She was a longtime teacher and cherished her opportunity to educate, especially took pride in teaching kids to read. Ethel was an accomplished clarinetist and a true lover of music. She was a dedicated member of the Chapel of the South Fork for many years. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Ethel is survived by her husband Charles “Chuck” Dixon of Del Norte, her children, David (Joanie) Chapman of Colorado Springs and Diane “Dee” (Robert) Plucinski of Del Norte, four grandchildren, her siblings, Melvin (Rebecca) Knapp of Eagle River, Alice (Dennis) Burch of Alamosa and Margaret “Peggy” Dalby of Center as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law K Dalby.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista and a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, also at Rogers in Monte Vista. Interment followed services in the San Luis Valley Cemetery.

To express condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation of school supplies be made in Ethel’s honor to a school of your choice.

Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.