Glenna Dee Martin Dixon

Glenna Dee Martin Dixon, age 84, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023, in Webster, Texas.

Glenna was born in Newton County, Missouri on September 24,1938 to Howard and Marguerite Martin, both deceased.

Predeceased in death by her beloved husband, Richard Wayne Dixon of Beaumont, Texas and her son, Todd Martin Blackwell of Houston, Texas, Glenna is survived by her sister, Donna J. Martin Schmidt and her niece, Tracy D. Thomas, both of Missouri.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sharon Dixon Cammack of Houston, Texas and Connie Lee Dixon Kasinger of Arlington, Texas.  Also surviving Glenna is her daughter-in-law, Kathy Holman Rinehart of Houston, Texas.

Glenna was married to Richard, the love of her life, on May 19,1989 and they celebrated their 34th Wedding Anniversary shortly before Richard’s death on May 29 of this year.

Glenna was employed by Dupont for more than 30 years in the Accounts Payable Department.

Described as a gentle spirit and a joy to be around by family, friends and colleagues, Glenna was also known for her keen wit and dry humor.  It was said by co-workers that she could “hold her own” in the good-natured prank “wars” within the Accounts Payable Department.

A lifelong and avid reader, Glenna especially loved reading mysteries and generally knew “who done it” well before the last chapter.  In recent years, she became a fan of true crime TV shows.

Glenna was an animal lover and supported various dog and cat rescue organizations.  She and Richard were flat-out crazy about Dachshunds and fostered and adopted many throughout their marriage.

Glenna will be remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Cremation was supervised by Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.

Internment will occur on October 7, 2023, in Joplin, Missouri at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.


  1. I got a chance to work a a provider with Mr. & Mrs. Dixon from November 2022 until August 1st, 2023. I over and got attached to them both. I’m glad to have met them both. 💕 You two are truly missed. but reunited once again. Rest well.Mary Darby

    Mary Darby
    • Dear Mary,
      Thank you for so much love and care you poured out on Uncle Richard
      and Aunt Glenna. They were both very fond of you and Glenna always
      told me how wonderful you were to them.
      God bless you richly,
      Tracy Thomas, Glenna’s niece

      Tracy Thomas
  2. Aunt Glenna was one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known; inside and out she was precious. As a child and young lady I always admired her beauty and she was like a second mother to me. Her unconditional love, humor, and wit were always present.
    She convinced my mom (her sister Donna) to get a Dachshund puppy when I was ten. I have always loved doxies and think of Glenna whenever I see one.
    When we talked on the phone I loved Glenna’s Texas drawl and the sound of the dachshund’s tags jingling as they followed her around the house.
    There are many wonderful memories of holidays and summers with her and my
    cousin Todd on the family farm in Joplin, MO.
    I was so blessed to have such a lovely and fun aunt for 65 years and to spend her last few days together.

    Tracy Thomas

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