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Loretta Jeanneanne (Tink) Nixon

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Loretta Jeanneanne (Tink) Nixon passed away on Tuesday, February 3,2009, in Phoenix, AZ, at the Beatitudes Nursing Home Care Center following an extended illness.
Tink was born November 30, 1934, in Dalhart, TX, and had been a Quay County resident all of her life, but for the last 10 months.  She lived most of her life in Nara Visa, NM, where she grew up with her husband, George, whom she married in 1952. They owned and operated several businesses in their 44 year marriage, but were primarily ranchers. Tink moved to Tucumcari in 1998, and had lived there until moving to Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, to be with her son, Mark and wife, Maria and  granddaughter, Serena in 2008. She was a member ot the Tucum Club.
Surviving Tink Nixon is her son, Mark Nixon and wife, Maria of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Mikael and wife, Jamie and family of Amistad, NM, Niki Wolff and husband, Ryan and family of Albuquerque, NM, and Serena Nixon of Scottsdale, AZ. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Mike in 1979, and by her husband, George in 1996, and her parents, Ira and Ima Ward. 
Also surviving is her brother, Jeff Ward and wife, Ivy of Nara Visa, NM;  Tink's sisters, Sandra Alford and husband, Rogene of Corona, NM, and Joan Gholson of Tucumcari; her two cousins, Lynn Moncus of Tucumcari and Loretta Twisselman of Paso Robles, CA, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be conducted Saturday February 7, 2009, at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time (10:00 AM Mountain Time) at Nara Visa, NM, in the Nara Visa School Auditorium with Rev. R.L. Haisten officiating.  Interment will follow in the Nara Visa Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM, (575) 461-3815.
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