I am more committed than ever to helping businesses grow and have so many opportunities through alliances to bring you the best of what is available today. All this year has been consumed with taking care of my dying mother. I am posting this to explain where I have been and what has been going on with Advanced Marketing Dynamics.

Shirley Ann Dixon, 83, of Lakewood, CO, passed into eternity at home, in the presence of loving family members Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 2:20 PM. She passed in comfort and peace.

She was born to the late Kenneth and Theo Woods, Nov. 14, 1934, in Russell, IA. She attended Russell Elementary and High School through the 9th grade. Shirley married Floyd Dixon in 1950, and they lived together in Russell, IA, before relocating to Lakewood, CO in 1978.

Shirley worked as the secretarial assistant to her husband in his many contracting endeavors and as restaurant owner/manager for several years in both IA and CO.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Floyd Dixon, sons, Richard Dixon and Brad Dixon of Lakewood, CO and grandson (whom she raised) Joshua Dixon of McKinney, TX. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Theo Woods, sister Alene Smith and granddaughter Angel Olsen.

A memorial/visitation will be held in Russell, IA in summer 2018 details will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of her Post-Polio Syndrome, please send donations to Easter Seals.

My brother was with her at the time of her passing and wrote this poem for her prayer card.

There Are No Tears in Heaven

There are many things my mother taught me,
A lot that I forgot.
But the one that I remember most,
She often said a lot.

There are no tears in Heaven
Was one she’d always say.
Now I think of that one
Almost every day!

The other day I was sitting
Right beside her bed,
Holding her hand and thinking
Many thoughts of dread.

When all of a sudden
I’d swear she awoke,
Her eyes big as saucers
Staring straight up.

Up through the skylight
Looking to the sky.
I don’t know what she saw,
But I know it gave her peace.

Her eyes got small again
She took her final breath
With peace and dignity,
She was gone.

I believe that day,
Looking to the sky,
She saw God up there,
Way up high.

He said, “Come on up, Shirley,
I think that now’s your time,
There are no tears in Heaven,
I know you’ll be just fine!”

  • Rick Dixon