Dolores Daly Dixon
Intelligent, intrepid, and determined, Dolores Daly Dixon was always ahead of her time. During an era when young women were discouraged from pursuing serious careers, she rose from ad agency stenographer to hospital and college public relations director. When a mortgage officer told her single women couldn’t become homeowners, she proved him wrong. She lived in that house for 53 years. An avid gardener, Dolores didn’t see the point in grass and turned her entire yard into a garden.
She was a founding member of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, a volunteer for the Cincinnati Zoo Opera committee, and always the first to arrive, last to leave at Norwood High School Class of 1945’s monthly meet-ups. A voracious reader of hard news and science fiction, Dolores held her own during discussions about current events and Cincinnati’s arts scene. She had great seats for Hamilton.
Dolores met the love of her live, Thomas Dixon, in 1980. Tom was a retired Cincinnati Police Captain and head of security of for Cincinnati schools. Although he passed away in 1990, Dolores would often say “We were only married for seven years, but they were GREAT years.”
Dolores is survived by her two daughters, Diane Herbort (Jeffrey Barnes) of Arlington, Virginia and Susan Greenhut (Richard) of Washington, D.C. She is also survived her brother, William Daly (Betsy), of Batavia, OH and her five nieces and nephews.
A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Dolores was born on February 28, 1928, and passed on May 13. A private graveside ceremony will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the ERS Emergency Response Fund in her memory.
At a later date, when it’s safe to gather again, Hyde Park Community Methodist Church will host a celebration of her life.