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Dixie Lou Keller Trout

July 16, 1942 - April 29, 2016






There’s a new star shining in the heavens tonight.  Dixie Lou Keller Trout, age 73, of Keizer, Oregon left this earth on April 29, 2016 after a tough battle with cancer.

Born July 16, 1942 in Albany, Oregon to John and Annabelle Keller.  She graduated from Albany High School in 1960 and OCE Western Oregon University in 1964.  There she met and married the love of her life Steve Trout.  They experienced 52 wonderful years together.

Her professional career included teaching in San Jose, California and Medford, Oregon at Washington Elementary School.  While experiencing a very successful career, the pride of her life was her family – husband Steve, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Josh Palanuk, and especially her grandsons – Braden and Tyler – who were the light of her heart.  She lived to support them.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Duane.
Dixie was a member of Calvary Chapel Salem and had a sweet love for her Lord.  That love radiated out as a loving, caring, sweet disciple.  Her grandson wrote, “Heaven gained an angel tonight.  You will forever be in my heart.”   This reflects the sweet legacy she leaves behind. 

A private family graveside service will be held at Oakville Cemetery Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 am.  A public Celebration of Life will be held in Dixie’s honor at East Salem Community Center 1850 45th Ave. Salem, Oregon  97305 Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am. 

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Deepest sympathy to Dixie's family.  Many years ago Dixie used to babysit my sister and myself.  

Her parents, John and Annabelle, were good friends of my parents.  Most likely then John was a Marine as was my dad (Jim Barrett).