Dixie Jane Koch-O’Connor

Thursday, June 9, 2022
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Dixie Jane Koch-O’Connor was born June 6, 1927 to Mattie and Errol Koch. She passed on to be with her twin sister Betty on June 12, 2021, after many years of dealing with Alzheimer’s.

The family lived in Ennis and Bozeman for years before moving to Billings, Montana. In the mid-50’s they moved to to Fromberg, Montana, where she met and married James J. O’Connor. Together they ranched in the Fromberg area and ran the O’Connor Antique store.

Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, Errol and Mattie Koch; siblings twins Lewis Errol and Phillis Devon, Erville Garneil (Bill), twin sister Betty June, oldest sibling Lois Lee; and her husband James J. O’Connor.

Dixie is survived by her youngest brother Daniel E. Koch of Park City Montana and his family.

The family wants to thank the nurses and staff at The Crossings and Richardson’s Cottage in Laurel for their loving care during the Pandemic, dementia, her hip surgery and recovery.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name.

There will be a Celebration of her Life on June 12, 2022 at 3 p.m., at the Fromberg Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church.

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