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Ivan Joseph Dixon, 33 years old, passed away on 2/11/2018 at his home in Meadows Valley, Idaho. His Funeral Service will be held in McCall, at the LDS Church on Elo Rd at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Burial will be held following the funeral service in the Meadows Valley Cemetery.
After a valiant battle Ivan passed away at home with his Mother, Julie L. Spelman and his father Joseph A. Dixon. Ivan was a lifetime resident of Meadows Valley. He will be missed but never forgotten. Ivan worked all across the country, as a Transmission Lineman, but he always wanted to be home in Meadows Valley.
Ivan was born in McCall, Idaho on October 6th, 1984, went to school and was raised in Meadows Valley, Idaho. Ivan obtained his GED at his father’s request and was a very smart kid. Ivan worked construction on Transmission Power Lines throughout the nation, from Idaho to Louisiana. He worked in many states building Power Lines. He was one of the first crews to get to hurricane Katrina and worked for months to help restore power to New Orleans. He worked all over California on numerous projects building steel towers for Transmission Power lines and stringing wire. Ivan was a good worker and loved to do things that were challenging. He has always had many friends, in the Power Line Industry, nationwide, and was liked by all. Ivan was a Bachelor and was never married nor had his own children, but Ivan was a kind and caring person who attracted friendships from all who knew him. Ivan loved his home in Meadows Valley at Zims Hot Springs and chose to stay as close as he could to his beloved Meadows Valley, Ivan was a good artist at painting and drawing pictures of landscapes and anything you could draw. He enjoyed working with his hands fixing everything. He was currently developing his skills in blowing glass and being creative. We was an avid outdoors man who loved the woods, rivers, and the mountain surrounding the Northwest. Ivan was involved in a tree trimming accident on October 26, 2018, which left him paralyzed from the waist down, he was confined to a wheelchair. He was a good trooper and fought hard to adjust to his condition, which eventually took his life from complications received from the injury. He will be loved and missed by his family and friends and not forgotten.
Ivan is survived by his father Joseph A. Dixon, of New Meadows, Idaho and his mother Julie L. Spelman of Wasilla, AK, his sister Martha Ann Dixon also of Wasilla, AK adopted brother Randy Owens. Aunts and uncles are Lee and Sandy Dixon, Al and Linda Dixon, Doug and Lisa Dixon, Scott and Ivy Snow, Harvey and Janet Taylor, Tamarack Gillingham, and Lori and Rob Bristol and numerous cousins all over the country.
If desired you may leave condolences for Ivan’s family and sign his online guest book at www.mccallfunerals.com
Arrangements in care of McCall Funeral Home.