Roxie Aldrich Dickerson

May 22, 2024

Roxie Aldrich Dickerson, 64, of Keller, Texas, passed away in her home on April 26, 2024, after a year-long battle with congestive heart failure.

Roxie was born on July 13, 1959, to Dee and Zelda Aldrich in Enid, Oklahoma. She grew up on the family farm north of Deer Creek, Oklahoma with her parents and brother Rick. She enjoyed being outside and spent as many hours as possible riding her beloved horses, Molly and Nancy. That love of nature and horses was one of her life-long passions.

After Roxie graduated from Deer Creek-Lamont High School in 1977, she attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, OK and then went on to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to earn her license as a Registered Nurse. Roxie used her nursing skills in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and New Mexico. While living in New Mexico, Roxie earned her Masters of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Community Health from New Mexico State University. One of her favorite adventures in nursing was the summers she spent as the camp nurse at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

Roxie volunteered her nursing expertise and sometimes her vacation time to help family and friends recovering from surgeries. She also used her nursing skills on several mission trips including trips to Ecuador and Nicaragua. While serving as a member of the health team on a trip to Ecuador, she met Michael Biggio, a missionary working with the people there. They married in 1999 and were living in New Mexico when Michael died following a motorcycle accident in 2004.

While working as a traveling nurse in Texas, Roxie reconnected with Mike Dickerson, a friend she had first met on her 16th birthday. Roxie and Mike married in 2009, and made their home in Keller, Texas for 15 years where Roxie worked for the Tarrant County Public Health Department until her retirement in 2023. During this period, Roxie continued pursuing her interest in traveling the world by going on a pilgrimage to Israel with her local Baptist church. A special highlight of this trip was that Roxie was able to be baptized in the Jordan River.

The Dickersons travelled often to their cabin in New Mexico, where they fished, explored, visited friends, put together puzzles, and enjoyed nature from the porch rockers. Roxie had a horse stabled near their home in Texas, and they would often spend evenings together grooming and caring for him. Roxie and Mike had fun with their two little dogs, Daisy and Dottie, that they rescued from the humane society. They also enjoyed visiting antique stores and flea markets looking for treasures.

Roxie was an Aldrich, part of a family with deep roots and deep love. She holds a very special place in the hearts of many from the oldest generation down to the youngest. One of her joys was creating weekend getaways for her aunts and cousins to reconnect and laugh for hours. Roxie was usually one of the last to leave any kind of family or social gathering as she made sure everything was cleaned up and needed to be sure she said goodbye to everyone with a hug.

Her strong family relationships, caring for her patients and caring for her animals were the consistent priorities throughout Roxie’s well-lived life. She is survived by husband Mike Dickerson and a host of family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Zelda Aldrich, her sister Sherrie, and late-husband Michael Biggio.

A celebration of Roxie’s life will be held at Roberts and Son Funeral Home in Blackwell, Oklahoma on May 24th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76103, an organization Roxie supported and felt strongly about.

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