Elizabeth Monica (Betty) Nixon was born on April 15, 1922 at the Graves’ house in Stettler as the hospital was full. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 29, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
Betty was raised in the Hartshorn/Wolf Hill area where her parents farmed. She married Dave Nixon on April 10, 1946. They moved to Hanna where they worked on a farm until they moved back to Byemoor where they farmed and raised their family. Part of this farm is where Betty was raised and has been in the family for over 100 years.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, one brother, one son-in-law, one grandson and most recently her beloved husband of 69 years, Dave. She leaves to mourn her loss, seven children, Wayne and Loree Nixon (Donalda), Pat and Stan Hansen (Delia), Dale and Carol Nixon (Stettler), Linda and Larry Norlie (Craigmyle), Wanda and Don Wilkie (Big Valley), Terry and Anne Nixon (Stettler) and Dave and Lynne Nixon (Byemoor); 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchild, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and friend; a hardworking farm wife and community supporter. She was the organist of the Church for many years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Byemoor Community Club, c/o Box 171, Byemoor, AB T0J 0L0 or a charity of your choice.
A funeral service was held at the Byemoor Community Hall, Byemoor Alberta, on Friday, July 3, 2015, with Reverend Carolyn Langford officiating. Interment took place prior to the service at the Byemoor Cemetery.
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES – STETTLER,
entrusted with the care and arrangements. Box 193, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. 49th St. 403-742-3315