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Dixie Gael (Rogers) Velner

Posted 2017-11-12 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Sunday, November 12, 2017 <<<

Dixie Gael Velner, 75, of Lake Havasu City, passed away Nov. 7,

She was born Oct. 14, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter
of Gael and Maxine Rogers.

Dixie attended Dorsey High School. At age 13, she met a wonderful
young man named James (Jim) Velner. During the next couple of years,
their courtship was wonderful. They realized that it really was love
at first sight. On July 11, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, they
were united in holy matrimony.

Dixie’s love of helping others turned into a lifelong career for
her. She worked at Little Company of Mary, Palmdale Hospital,
Antelope Valley Hospital, and finally Lake Havasu Regional Medical

Dixie was an avid reader, loved playing cards, and spending time
with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends.
She loved having her friends over to hang out and relax poolside. In
her younger years she really enjoyed square dancing with Jim.

Her family will always remember her famous saying, “First comes
laughter, then comes tears.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gael and Maxine Rogers and
Esther Rogers and sister Carol Rodriguez.

Dixie is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, James (Jim)
Velner of Lake Havasu City, daughters Lori (Michael) Gibson of
Rosamond, California and Cindy Galambas, of Lake Havasu City, sister
Ginger Jeffers of Pine, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send the family a free card, go to

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