Couples: Zachary and Natalie Dixon

HIM   Zachary Randall Dixon

Native of: Morrilton.

Education: Morrilton High School; bachelor of science degree from Arkansas Tech University; doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Job: Dentist/owner of Dixon Family Dental.

Parents: Karen Jan Dixon of Morrilton and Randall Dixon of Danville.

Community activities: Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, “Keep Morrilton Clean.”

Hobbies/special interests: Hunting (deer, turkey, ducks, pheasant, elk), canoeing/floating and gardening.

How would you describe yourself: A Christian who is hardworking, honest, persistent, outgoing, helpful and, most of all, happy with every day I get to spend with my beautiful wife, Natalie, in our blessed world!

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Yesterday’s in Morrilton.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: A Saturday morning spent chasing an ole Tom (turkey) or sitting in a deer stand on a cold fall morning.

Favorite quote: Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets.

What do you love about living in the 501: The beauty of the outdoors and all the wonderful people!

HER   Natalie Dixon

Native of: Greenwood.

Education: Bachelor of science in early childhood education.

Job: First grade teacher at Morrilton Primary School/South Conway County School District.

Parents: Barbara and Wayland Parker II of Greenwood.

Community activities: Average Joes Running Club.

Hobbies/special interests: I enjoy running and walking, reading, doing outdoor activities with my husband and spending time with friends and family.

How would you describe yourself: I am very laid back, hardworking and friendly. I genuinely care about all of the people in my life. I love being a teacher and helping make a difference in my students’ lives. I love spending time with my husband and our families.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Mike’s Place in Conway.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: I love to sleep in on the weekends, going to the lake, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

What do you love about living in the 501: I love the beautiful scenery.


City: Morrilton.

Church activities: Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morrilton.

How we met: Our best friends are brother and sister, and they introduced us. We hit it off immediately!

The proposal: On Dec. 6, 2012, I took Natalie back to the place where we first met and placed my guitar there with a card sitting beside the guitar with her name on it. She opened the card and I was on a knee with the ring as she read the card. When she got done, I asked if she would marry me. She jumped and screamed, “YES!” Then I played her a song on the guitar and we went to the Eric Church concert!

Wedding bells: July 6, 2013, in Fort Smith at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Children: One child on the way due Dec. 14. It is a boy who will be named Zachary Randall Dixon, II.

Family activities enjoyed together: We enjoy going to the lake, floating, cooking, watching movies and hanging out with our friends and family.