Northwest NEWS

July 26, 1999

Local News

Obituary: Bob Dixon

   Former Woodinville City Councilmember Bob Dixon, 72, passed away at his home in Salinas, Calif., last Thursday, July 22.

   Dixon had successfully undergone a two-part angioplasty surgery, starting in January, with the second procedure on July 15. He seemed to be making good progress, according to his wife Elizabeth, who was unable to awaken him from a nap at around 5:00 p.m.

   During his 11-year Woodinville residence, Dixon was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served a two-year term as Washington State Traffic Safety Commissioner. While serving on the Council from Jan. 1994 to Dec. 1995, Dixon was retired from the insurance industry. His wife's job transfer brought them to Woodinville from their native California. They returned to California shortly after his Council term ended.

   Dixon voted for strict adult entertainment laws in Woodinville. He was known as a very vocal, independent thinker on the Council.

   "I want to be seen as someone who is not indebted to anyone for my vote," he described himself during an unsuccessful run for re-election to the City Council in 1995. Dixon counseled many victims of accident tragedies during his more than twenty years as an auto insurance agent.

   Dixon is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, five children, and numerous grandchildren.