Barbara Billie Dae Holgate Dickerson, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Bountiful, Utah on December 3, 2022. Barbara was beloved by many and she will be dearly missed. Barbara loved her family and found great joy in all their accomplishments. And loved every moment she could spend with them.
Barbara was born March 31, 1933 in Monroe, Utah to her loving parents, William Alvin Holgate and Agnes Hansen. They decided to move to Arizona, where her twin brothers, Donald 'Donnie' and Ronald 'Ronnie' were born. Her father became ill with tuberculosis, and passed away when she was 2 years old. After his death, family came and brought them back to the farm in Monroe where she spent most of her growing up years.
Barbara was introduced to a young Navy man, Daniel Dickerson, in 1953. She was attending BYU in Provo and he showed up at her doorstep, a tall good-looking man in his Navy uniform. They were both smitten. They dated, then corresponded via mail while he was on active duty. They were married in the Manti Utah Temple on January 4, 1954, while Dan was on leave from Navy duty. They were blessed with eight wonderful children.
Barbara was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for her whole life. She served in many callings over the years and especially enjoyed serving as a Church Service Missionary with her husband Daniel for 5 years at the South Davis Care Center Branch in Bountiful.
Barbara is survived by her brother Ronnie, her children Mitchel Dickerson (Dova), Julie Fallon (Bill), DaeAnne Hunt (Scott), Mark Dickerson, SueZanne Rankin, Matthew Dickerson (Angie), Monte Dickerson (Pam), 26 grandchildren, and 44 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donnie, her daughter SheriAnne, son-in-law Bob Rankin, and her husband Daniel. We know that there was a long-awaited and joyful reunion when Barbara reunited with Dan and Sherrie, her parents and other family members. As a family, we all rejoice in that occasion.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Russon Mortuary at 295 North Main, in Bountiful, Utah. The viewing will be from 9:45am to 10:45am, followed by funeral services at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.
Barbara's family would like to thank Welcome Home Assisted Living Facility and Belle Vie Hospice for their loving attention to our sweet Mother.