Dixie Lynn Davis, 58, of County Highway 138, Broadalbin, died at home on Tuesday evening, January 22, 2013, after a long illness.
She was born in Gloversville on June 18, 1954, a daughter of Richard and Sylvia Bates Passero, and was educated in Mayfield and Broadalbin. Dixie was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Davis was employed at one time for the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services as a child care provider.
She was a baptized member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Dixie loved working with children and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved camping, motorcycle riding with her husband, birdwatching, and loved being outdoors.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Passero.
Survivors include her husband, Mark E. Davis Sr., whom she married June 18, 1983; four sons, Scott Davis of Johnstown, Mark Davis Jr. and Richard Davis, both of Broadalbin, and Brian Davis of Northville; four daughters, Tanya Davis of Troy, Kimberly Lyn Morrison and Angel Rodriguez, both of Amsterdam, and Crystal Pepper of Johnstown; four brothers, Richard Passero of Johnstown, Jon Passero of Fort Hunter, Garth Passero of Perth, and Daniel Passero of Glens Falls; four sisters, Sherry Cagwin of Waco, N.C., Crystal King of Johnstown, Tina Brownell of Glens Falls, and Rebecca Schultz of Mayfield; 17 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown, followed by a prayer service that will be conducted by her brother, Jon. Cremation will be performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.