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Doris Mae (Park) Bixler


1913 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Doris Mae (Park) Bixler Obituary
Doris Mae (Park) Bixler was born on February 28, 1913, to Willis Park and Elizabeth (Flavell) Park in Erie, CO. She was the youngest of four children, having two brothers, Awra and Clarie, and a sister, Etta. Doris passed away on February 16, 2016, at the Washington County Nursing Home at the age of 102, being only 12 days from her 103rd birthday.
Doris attended school in Louisville, CO, finishing the 11th grade. She married Richard Bixler in Golden, CO. They had two daughters, Melba Lykkehoy and Dorlene Hodgins. They farmed and raised cattle on a place by Louisville. They later divorced and Doris and the girls moved to Denver. Doris worked for the railroad cleaning passenger cars during World War II. Later, she went to work at Walgreen Drug Co. as a warehouse clerk. She worked there for 27 years, retiring in 1979.
She then moved to Akron, CO to be near her daughter, Melba and family. Doris was a member of the Akron ladies extension club and attended county health council meetings. She enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting. She received several blue ribbons at the county fair for her cookies and homemade candy. Her family will remember her for the candy, cookies and goodies she made every Christmas for them.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Awra Park and Clarie Park; and sister, Etta (Park) Cook.
She is survived by her daughters, Melba Lykkehoy of Cope, CO, and Dorlene Hodgins of Monett, MO; and grandchildren, Jim Foster and wife Barb of Boise, ID, Cindy and husband Doug Felber of Deweese, NE, and Wade Lykkehoy and wife Nancy of Plymouth, MN. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Clint Felber of Stapleton, NE, Cody Felber of Dodge City, KS, Cara Felber of Lincoln, NE, Anders Lykkehoy and Megan Lykkehoy of Plymouth, MN.
A graveside service was held Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Otis Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Otis Cemetery Board.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Feb. 24, 2016
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