Dixie F. Stafford
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Dixie F. Stafford
  • November 22, 1916 - February 14, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dixie Stafford died at age 100 on February 14, 2017. She was born in New Orleans on November 22,1916 to Francis and Robert Farrell. Her husband, Donald Stafford, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Dixie Trace and Mimi Stafford, four grandchildren, Robert Trace, James Trace, Eugenie Dalland, and Kristian Dalland, and one great grandchild, Isabella Trace. Dixie Stafford studied ballet for many years with Leila Haller and danced with the New Orleans Opera Ballet. She was also a painter who worked in oils and pastels, painting many portraits, flowers and copying the old masters. An inveterate party giver, Dixie Stafford welcomed many to her candle lit dinners and magical celebrations. Many thanks go to the kind nurses and aids at John Hainkel Home and at Notre Dame Hospice. Inurnment will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will follow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue at Coliseum at 10:00am with a memorial service at 11:00am. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to consider a donation to the Louisiana SPCA.