Obituary of Dixie Lee Schneider
Dixie Lee Schneider was born on May 2, 1943 in Claremore, OK to Ivan “Pug” and Rheba (Stock) Honeycutt. Dixie passed from this life on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 76.
Shortly after her birth she moved to the Pacific Coast with her Mother and Grandparents to be close to the SEEBEE base where her father was stationed. After WWII her family settled in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dixie graduated from Carl Hayden High School then moved with her parents to Vinita, Oklahoma and graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She was certified to teach in Oklahoma and Arizona, in the pioneering studies of behavioral-needs students. She taught for 20+ years in Tulsa Public Schools where her classrooms were often designed for children not thriving in the general classroom environment. Her classes were sometimes loud and chaotic. The children in those classrooms would often say “she was the funniest teacher I ever had, Mrs. Schneider was the best”. She taught them their required studies to move forward while capturing their interest and attention in her own unique way by mixing science with life with such activities as popping corn, watching a tadpole turn into a frog and mosquito larvae grow into a mosquito and caring for baby turtles. She was the teacher who introduced her students to ‘sea monkeys’. Her fascination with life and strong Christian faith were embraced by her students as their paths crossed throughout the years.
Dixie is survived by her sister, Carol Hall of Adair; her son, John (Mike) & Susan Schneider of Chelsea; 3 daughters, Candy Lynn & Kirk Coryn of Owasso, Holly & Dustin Barham of Sand Springs and Destiny & David Marrs of Moore; grandchildren: Silas, Justin & Kelsey, Lindsay & Kayne Maddox, Crisha & Jeremy Alistair, Patrick, Matt & Sara Hayden, William & Hannah. Sterling & Kaitlyn, Caleb, Zane, Grace, Ivan & Adam. Natalie and Madelyne Marrs. To all she was Mom, Grandma, G’dog or G’ma .
Celebration of Life 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Ninde Brookside Chapel, interment to follow at 1:30 P.M. in the Ketchum Cemetery.