headstones monuments and memorials by Roy Dixon The Monument Artist

Cemetery Monuments, Headstones, Gravestones and Personalized Memorials

Created by Hand and Installed or Shipped Anywhere in The United States

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My name is Roy Dixon, and I am the artist for Leyda, Burrus and Metz Monument Company in Burlington, Iowa. Our monument company was founded in 1892, making it one of the oldest monument companies in the Midwest. I started creating cemetery monuments and memorials with them in 1984 and, although some of the tools have improved, most of the methods used to engrave, letter and install today's headstones are the very same ones that were used more than a century ago.
By working closely with you and your family, and listening carefully to what you have to say, I will start to get a feel for what you would like on your memorial stone. As you share your stories with me, these stories become pictures in my mind. Next, I'll put these ideas on paper, where we will work together to refine them. When the drawings are just right, I will begin to etch in stone.

By working together, you and I will create a true memorial in every sense of the word. This will be a tribute in stone to the people you love.
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I treat all of my memorials and headstones as works of art. Each piece is one of a kind, personally handcrafted using the finest monument grade granite available in the world. These are truly personalized monuments and memorials. I ship and install monuments anywhere in the country and arrangements can be made for overseas shipping as well.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed by a series of approvals. Nothing is put on stone until a detailed layout is approved. After the headstone is finished you must then approve the final artwork before the memorial can be set at the gravesite. This final approval can be done by e-mail, regular mail or in person.

Click Here To WatchThe Roy Dixon Video From Iowa Public Television's "Living In Iowa"

So take a few minutes to look at the gravestones and personalized memorials in the photo galleries. Read the testimonials and articles and watch the video. My monument company can ship grave markers and headstones anywhere in the world. If your cemetery is in Iowa, Illinois or elsewhere in the Midwest, We can install the gravestones at the site. Feel free to contact me with your questions.

You may be here looking for information on the memorial stone I am creating for Kay Yow. Coach Yow was the legendary Women's Basketball coach for the NC State Wolfpack. She coached Team USA to the Olympic Gold Medal and has accomplished so much for women's athletics that I cannot begin to mention her achievements on this page. I have dedicated a seperate page to this project. See the link toward the top of this page, or click here for the Kay Yow headstone project.

I have also posted a couple of links to genealogy sites that may be helpful to those trying to trace their family history.

Take the first step now, and Let’s create something beautiful, together.





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Roy Dixon - The Monument Artist