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Information for Rex Bixby
8 December, 1926 - 17 July, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
July, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rex Bixby

    Rosary for Rex Bixby, 57, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, July 17, in his home, will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. James L. Pratt, S.M.  Private family committal services will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
    He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Ovid, Colo., to Harold N. and Sylvia A. Truax Bixby.  He moved with his family to Caldwell in 1937, then to Nampa in 1941 and graduated from Nampa High School in 1944.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the latter part of World War II.
    He married Monica Witmer May 29, 1949, in Nampa where they had since resided.  He was a conductor and had been employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for nearly 34 years.
    He was an avid bird hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
    He was a member of Nampa Lodge 1389, B.P.O.E.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; four sons, David Bixby, Greenacres, Wash., Michael Bixby, Pocatello, and Ronald Bixby and Stuart Bixby, both of Boise; one daughter, Valerie Dawidczik, Denver, Colo.; one brother, Rodney Bixby, Boise; two sisters, Jenny Makinson, Cascade, and Georgine Crandall, Nampa; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
    Memorials may be made to the Intensive Care Unit, Mercy Medical Center, Napa; to the Steven Bixby Memorial Athletic Award Fund at Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 Franklin Road, Boise, or flowers may be sent.

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