Richard T. Dixon

Richard T. Dixon

June 11, 1948 - November 25, 2011

Richard T. Dixon

June 11, 1948 - November 25, 2011


Richard was born in Henderson, NC on June 11, 1948 and passed away on November 25, 2011, age 63, after a long illness. He resided in Lake Forest, Ca, formerly of Phoenix, Az.

Son of Penola (Penny), and Richard F. Dixon (Deceased) of Phoenix, Az. Brother of Barbara Aikens (Deceased). Father of sons Richard (Ruth) of Hoquin, Wa., and Robert (Whitney) of Mesa. Az.

Grandfather to Michael, Michelle, and Tiffany, Jessica, Joshua, David and Noah. Great-grandfather of newborn Mason Anthony, born Nov. 20, 2011.

Richard traveled throughout the world with his military family during his childhood until moving with his family to Phoenix. After the passing of his father in 1968, he graduated from high school, entered college, married (Lynn Ridgeway) then entered the Army. Served in Vietnam 1970. He was also an Avid Golfer.

Moved to San Diego in 1975 (married his 2nd wife, Debby Gibbitt), moved in 1980 to Mission Viejo, El Toro in 1989.

Since 1975, Richard was an Insurance Broker, started his own health insurance business in 1987, He was a recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award. A member of the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce and the South Orange County Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the Inaugural Lake Forest City Council in March 1991.

During his tenure as Council Member, he served as the Mayor Pro Tem in 1994, 1998-1999, 2001 and 2005. As Mayor during the years of 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. Also, a member of the OCTA Board of Directors serving the citizens in many other capacities. He was also a board member of both the Crisis Assistance Program and Partners in Caring.

He will be remembered most for his love of his family, friends and the City of Lake Forest.

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28 responses to Richard T. Dixon

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    We will always remember Richard’s dry sense of humor and “The Richard Look” he gave us. My prayers are with you Penny—Delia.

    Penny So sorry for your loss. You are in my thouights.–Lois Klepin

    You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I was so blessed to met you.–Tina

    We will always remember you “the greatest Mom” and Richard—Angie

    I am glad to have known Richard. He was always a pleasure to be around. I had a special bond wirh Richard and I will miss him. I am sorry for your loss, Penny, and my thoughts are with you during this diufficut time.–Rich Heim

    Penny, Richard will remain in yours and our thoughts and prayers God Bless.–Jaque

    Penny, I will miss you and Richard. I felt close to both of you and am sorry for your loss–Margie LaRive

    Penny, I am very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Richard and how he made a difference in all our lives. You are a wonderful mother and will be in our thoughts and prayers—Emily

    Penny, I prayed every day for Richard and you, will continue to pray for you –Chaplain Rosa

    Penny, sorry for your loss. Richard had his good moments with his dry sense of humor–Susanne

    Penny, Thanks for letting us take care of Richard. We cared for him for months and grew to really love him. Our condolences–Coronado Medical group..Dr. Warm

  2. Penola Dixon says:

    “Goodbye Richard T.” Thank you for my sons. Have sweet rest. Gods Love be with you Penny–Lynn Loneridge–Married to Richard in 1969

  3. Hi my name is Shanaa. I believe I’m your granddaughter. My mother Lisa went to El Toro with your soun Richard. I’ve bin tring to get ahold of any one on my dads side. I would love to meet my dad and all of you. I would love for you all to meet my children. Pleas give me a call (949) 423-5869

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