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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, 73, of Keizer, Ore. left this earth April 29, 2016 after a tough battle with cancer. She was born July 16, 1942 to John and Annabelle Keller in Albany, Ore.

Dixie 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, Calif. and also in Medford, Ore. at Washington Elementary School. While experiencing a very successful career, the pride of her life was her family, her 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 parents and her 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 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2016 at Oakville Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be held in Dixie’s honor at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at East Salem Community Center, 1850 45th Ave. Salem, Ore. 97305. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Dixie Lou Keller Trout