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Obituary for Dixie Lee McGinnis (Wray)

Dixie Lee (Wray) McGinnis Went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family at her home after a long battle with Parkinson's on September 19, 2023.

Born in Altoona, on October 17, 1941; daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Shamp) Wray. She married Edwin L. McGinnis on July 5, 1959 in Altoona. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage together. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2020 after they both battled Covid together.

Surviving are three sons, Edwin (companion Rose) of Altoona, David (Paula) of Fort Mill, SC, and Terry (Michele) of Altoona. Also her grandchildren who lovingly called her "Memaw": Shannon McGinnis, Lindsay (Noah) Calar, Lydia (Tyler) Caskey, Mason (Abby) McGinnis, Matthew McGinnis, and Avery (finace Mackenzie) McGinnis. She is also survived by great grandchildren LaiLah and Judah Calar, Carter and Hunter Caskey, and Luke and Finley McGinnis. Dixie is also survived by her siblings Barbara Hazenstab, Terry Wray, Rodney Wray, and Jeff (Anita) Wray. She raised her brother Jeff after their parents passed away, and Jeff's children are also considered her grandchildren: Josh Wray, Jason (Katrina) Wray, and Jenna (Marcus) Owens; as well as their children Collin, Savannah, Peyton, and Parker Wray, and Eliana and Devyn Owens.

She was preceded in death by three brothers Robert "Pete" (Janet) Wray, David "Gordon" (Flo) Wray, and Donnie and Margaret Wray, as well as her beloved sister Linda (Joseph) Frank.

She is also survived by many brother in laws and sister in laws, and she was known as "Aunt Dixie" to many people, including over 50 nieces and nephews.

Dixie attended Altoona Area High School and Altoona Beauty School. She was a beautician and was still cutting hair until Parkinson's forced her to stop in 2016.

She enjoyed vacations with her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Also all of the visits she received at her homestead (where she lived almost her entire life) with her brothers, sisters, and their families. She also loved the company of her many cats and dogs over her many years on Kettle Street. What she enjoyed most of all was the love she shared with her husband Ed who was always her "honey." She adored her three sons and their families, and had a special bond with all of her grandchildren. She loved hugs, kisses, and telling everyone that she loved them.

Dixie was a lifelong faithful member of East End United Methodist Church. The family would like to extend their appreciation to her many caretakers over the past several years, including all of the wonderful hospice staff who became part of her family.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, September 25, 2023 at The Good Funeral Home, Inc., 108 Alto Reste Park from 4:7 P.M. and on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at The Good Funeral Home, Inc., Altoona, PA, with Reverend Fred Hickok and Pastor Tim Bartholomew officiating. Entombment will take place privately at Blair Memorial.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.