Dixie Dru Hirsch

1937-2013

Hirsch, Dixie obitDixie was born in Pampa, Texas to Edgar and Josey Everett. Later, she grew up in Electra, Texas before attending and graduating from Baylor as an Art major. In 1960 she met Bob Hirsch a young Air Force Lieutenant, they married in 1961. He was her own true love for 52 years. Later, Bob entered the corporate world and they began a life that became enjoyable, entertaining and filled with friends from Canada to Puerto Rico.

Dixie was bright, engaging and had a life filled with accomplishment as an interior decorator, antique dealer and business owner. But, she always believed her sons and grandsons to be her greatest accomplishment. She adored them and raised each with immense love and understanding. She was always there to listen and guide them. She possessed that special gift, the gift of unbridled love. She was full of life with a pleasant, beautiful smile that brought you joy.

She is survived by her husband Bob, son Chuck, grandsons Wiley and Cole. She was preceded in death by her oldest son Rob, who passed away September 12, 2013. Dixie Dru, we loved you so.

In lieu  of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Baylor University Memorial and Tribute Fund.  Donations may be made either online at https://www.baylor.edu/give/index.php?id=49837&a=3&f=478SABE&PHPSESSID=151040f3e16bf2b90b3f98925d5e8a27  or by check.  Please make checks payable to Baylor University and add Dixie Everett Hirsch in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to the following address:
Baylor University
University Development
One Bear Place #97054
Waco, Texas 76798

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

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  1. We’re very sad to hear about Dixie and Robbie. We have such fond memories of them… and your dog Rags too. I remember how grateful I was to Robbie when we arrived in Edmond in 1976. At the beginning, Jim had such a difficult time adjusting because he had to leave best friend in California who was suffering from an incurable cancer. The thought of leaving him behind and probably never seeing him again, plus having to meet new people was more than Jim could bear. Every time someone came to the door he hid in his closet. Robbie, bless his heart, asked if he could just sit in Jim’s room and talk to him. He brought a few his own toys and sat there playing with them and describing what he had and what he was doing. He kept talking to Jim through the closed closet door for more than an hour and at last Jim opened the door. It was a new beginning for Jim and it was so kind of Robbie. I’ve always remembered that afternoon with such gratitude and affection. I have fond memories of Dixie and her bubbly personality too. We didn’t spend a great deal of time together, but she was always nearby when anyone needed her. Her parting gift to me when we moved to Alaska was a small covered dish which still sits on our coffee table, and each time I see it memories of Dixie and your family along with memories of our life on Beaver Circle come flooding back. It was a very happy time in our lives and it was a privilege to know all of you. Jim still lives in Alaska, but Annalisa lives in Nevada, as do Bob and I. We are all very sorry for your loss.

    With fond memories and our deepest condolences,
    Marie and Bob Helm

  2. DIXIE DRU WAS MY FIRST “GIRLFRIEND,” even though we were only 4-5 years old at the time. Our fathers were co-workers in the oil fields, and our families attended the same church.

    We had one “date” during this childhood relationship: attending the movie “They Died With Their Boots On, starring Errol Flynn as General Custer.

    My father was transfered to New Castle, Texas shortly befor I turned six, and I never saw Dixie after that.

    I have gone on to a variey of careers, including 22 years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, and about 20 years as a university professor, but I still remember Dixie as one of the cutest little girls I ever met.

    Jim Hunt, Los Angeles, California

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