Dixon attended Lincoln High School in Vineyard, Utah. She was an officer of the Sub Deb Club, the 11th grade class secretary, president of the Tigerette Pep Club, and was elected "Popular Girl." She was given the Anderson Award for outstanding seminary graduate in 1949, and the same year, she and her debate partner won the State Championship. She received the Danforth Scholastic Award when she graduated.
She then received an Elks Scholarship that she used to attend BYU, where she studied under piano teacher George Fitzroy. During her time in college, she worked part-time as a proofreader for the Daily Herald. During her freshman year, she married Robert N. Dixon in the Manti Temple.
Dixon became a piano teacher and was active in the Utah Music Teachers' Organization. She was President of the Utah County Chapter of the organization in 1971 and 1972.
Dixon passed away on February 24, 2015, after a long illness.