Dixie Booher

Obituary of Dixie Lee Booher

Dixie Lee Booher (née Risinger, Syzemore) passed away on October 1, 2021 at the age of 80 years. Dixie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Gilroy, California. She was an accountant as well as a business owner with her first husband, Bill Syzemore. She loved to travel North America and her pioneer spirit took her on many adventures. Outdoors among the oaks, pines, and wildlife was where she felt most at peace.

After retiring, she settled in San Juan Bautista, CA, in the dream home that her and her husband, David Booher, built together. She was proceeded in death by her parents; Morris Risinger and Dora Reis, brother Max Risinger, son William Syzemore and husband David Booher. She is survived by older brother, Richard Risinger (Atoka, OK) younger sister, Linda Gonzales (Surprise, AZ) and daughter, Valeri Hinderleider (Hollister, CA). She is also survived by her four grandchildren; Mary "Gigi"  Brackett & husband David (Kuna, ID), Jillian Tremblay (L.A., CA), Connor Tremblay (Reno, NV) and Zachary Syzemore & wife Stephanie (Phoenix, Arizona) and 3 great Grandchildren; David W.C. Brackett-18, Emma Brackett-14 and Chance Brackett-12.


Dixie was a rare woman of great character, integrity, and grit. She enriched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was generous of spirit and would always lend a hand. She was wise, discerning, an excellent judge of character, and a good listener. Her door was always open when a friend or loved one needed advice and she would listen without judgement.


Loving mother, wise and doting grandmother, adoring great-grandmother, steadfast friend, she will be missed.


In lieu of flowers please donate to one of Dixie’s favorite charities: ASPCA, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, or your local food bank.


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