Whitingham- Dana F. Dix, 73, a resident of Route 100, died Wednesday, February 8, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.
Dana was born in North Adams, MA, on August 16, 1949, the son of the late Frank Jasper and Geneva Malah (Bernard) Dix and attended local schools. In his earlier years, Dana worked for Francis Bartlett before and after enlisting in the Coast Guard. He then started his own business in 1986, Dana Dix Builders.
Dana was very civically and community active. He was the former fire warden, commander of the American Legion, chief for eight years for the Whitingham Fire Department, town constable, member of the Whitingham Zoning Board, selectboard and cemetery commission. He was on the Old Home Week Committee, in charge of fireworks and the parade, the main organizer for Maple Fest, designed the club patch for the EZ Riders snowmobile club, and was a boating safety instructor. Dana was also an EMT and officer with the Whitingham Ambulance Service.
Most of all, Dana enjoyed sugaring, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, playing horseshoes, dominoes, and spending time with his family at his camp in Morgan. He enjoyed taking cruises to the Caribbean and embarked on a cruise to Alaska for his 25th wedding anniversary.
Dana is survived by his wife Shirley LeMaire Dix, of Whitingham, whom he married April 19, 1975, in Readsboro; their children Sheldon Dix and his significant other Kristen Breeden, of Jacksonville, and Maureen Dix and her significant other Jason Tobey, of Wilmington. Also surviving are brothers Robert Dix and his wife Cindy, of The Villages, FL, and Gary Dix and his significant other Jane Price, of Whitingham; grandchildren Tyler, Callie, Sara, William, and Beau; his great-grandson Tyler Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by brothers Richard, Frank, and Douglas, and his nephew Richard.
A celebration of life for Dana will be held Friday, February 17, from 4 to 6 pm at Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street Wilmington.
Graveside funeral services for Dana will be held April 19 at 11 am in Sadawga Cemetery in Whitingham.
If friends desire gifts in Dana’s memory may be made to the Whitingham Rescue Service/Fire Department, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.