Buckley resident Dixie Lee Markle, 71, died the morning of Oct. 24, 2015, due to lung cancer. She died at the Gig Harbor hospital with family at her side.
She was born Jan. 22, 1944, in Seattle to Chester L. and Anna (Hartley) Dugan. The family, including six sisters and two brothers, moved to Palmer and she attended school in Selleck. She moved to Stanwood, Wash., in 1984 and for 27 years worked at Josephine Nursing Home. In 2011, she moved to Buckley and lived with her sister, Mert.
She is survived by son Jeff Markle; brother Bud (Judy) Dugan; sisters Marilyn Fell, Myrtle Moreda, Pam (Bob) Serrano and Terry Dugan; brother-in-law Jim Jewell; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Eddie Dugan and sisters Delores Jewell and Sylvia Kerr.
A celebration of her life took place Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Buckley Eagles.