Rochelle Joellen McCarl (Dixon), age 58, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Pine Crest Nursing Home, while under the care of Ministry Hospice. She was born on Jan. 10, 1961 to Wade and Jeannette (Strope) Dixon at Fort Mead, Maryland. Her father preceded her in death.

Rochelle attended and graduated from Towanda High in Pennsylvania, and continued her education for another two years for an LPN degree. She worked as an LPN for some time, but found a true passion in the food service industry. Rochelle was a people person, and enjoyed waitressing, bartending and being a catering manager. She enjoyed being around and visiting with people. Rochelle was a loving person that looked forward to spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a strong animal advocate, and would volunteer as the local rescue shelters. Rochelle loved to go to flea markets and garage sales, she would always find a treasure! She helped and gave to others whenever she had the opportunity. Rochelle will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered.

Rochelle is survived by her mother, Jeannette Watkins (Dixon) of Pennsylvania; husband and life-long friend, Jack McCarl of Gleason; sons, Richard Dixon of Michigan and William McCarl of Merrill; cherished grandchildren, Felicity, Atlas, Melody and Harmony; and sister, Robin (John) Accarino of New York; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Wade Dixon; step-father, Carl Watkins; grandmother, Eleanor Strope; and brother, Jim Dixon.

Per Rochelle’s request, no services will be held.

Waid Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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