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Lucille JoAnn Hixson, 95 of Salt Lake City left this earth surrounded by family and entered joyfully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on May 13, 2021. Born May 12, 1926, in Denver, Colorado, she grew up in Taos/Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, where she tended to farm chores and herding hogs. At a young age, she and her older sister left their rural home to work, caring for families, in order to attend school, as they had a deep desire for education.
After moving to Garfield, Utah, she attended beauty school to pursue a career as a beautician, a trade she dearly loved. Her hair style and appearance were things she always cherished. She helped to cover the Kennecott Mine smelter while the men were at war. Meeting her soulmate Robert “Bob” Wayne Hixson in Wanship, Utah, they married June 25, 1948, and were married for 67 years. They had retired to their dream home in St. George, Utah, where they lived until Bob’s passing. Lucille then returned to Salt Lake to be with her two children. While in St. George, they were members of Southland Bible Church and loved volunteering at its camp Cedar Mountain Retreat, their home away from home. In life you find couples that work well together; Bob and Lucille were that couple! They worked on many projects together including building a house where they raised their children. They complemented each other in their work, and Lucille had no aversion to getting her hands dirty or working right alongside her husband.
Lucille was a homemaker and amazing caregiver to all her family, as they were in healing hands when she would nurse them to health. She had a love for children and animals and was drawn to them as they were to her. A loving wife, avid homemaker, wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and was loved by all with whom she came in contact. She was remembered by many because of her smile.
She is survived by children: Robert (Brandy) Hixson and Leesa (Clark) Kramer; five grandchildren: Natalie (Brandon) McKee, Jessica Hixson, Rachel Hixson, Taylor Samoles and Adam Hubert; four great grandchildren: Carson McKee, Kendall McKee, Makiya Hixson and Ericka Richardson.
Preceded in death by husband; grandson Chad Ward; parents, Stanley Jay Niles and Ila May Niles; 3 siblings, Thelma (Howard) Shupe, Leslie (Jeannette) Niles and Dorothy Alldredge Bailey.
Special thanks to Darlene Hubert, Brandy Andersen, and Heartwood Hospice and Caring Senior Service teams. We greatly appreciate your loving and selfless care. Memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 4737 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 4:30 pm, followed by light dinner reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to scholarship fund for Cedar Mountain Retreat. Checks should be made to Southland Bible Church, PO Box 826, Washington, UT 84780 with a memo note of “CMR.”
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