Robert O. Bixenman

Robert O. Bixenman

Robert Otto Bixenman passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 of natural causes at his home in Sun Lakes, AZ.

Born February 14, 1936 in Salt Lake City Utah, he recently celebrated his 77th birthday.

A lifelong Seattle area resident, Bob, "Bix" grew up on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge Island high school in 1954. After graduation, he joined the Air Force, married Judy Muller in 1955, and they moved to France, then to So Carolina. Returning home in the early beginnings of the computer era with computer military training, Bix began a 40 year career with Boeing Computer Services, from which he retired at a young age to take up his beloved game of golf. He always said: 'real men work on computers the size of an airplane hangar'.

Bix loved softball and played on Boeing teams as well as in the Bellevue/Renton leagues for many years. He and Judy retired to Sun Lakes AZ, to relax and enjoy the weather and so he could golf year round. He enjoyed his AZ friendships and we extend our thanks to them all. We know Dad is searching for his next game and his next Hole in One.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Pearl Bixenman, his brother Lawrence Bixenman & his sister Patricia Campbell.

Bix is survived by his wife Judy (Muller) of 58 years, (who has relocated back to Seattle to be near family); sister LaVon Bixenman, sister Dorothy Callaham (Chuck), both of Bainbridge Island, and sister Mary Lou Jacobs.

Bix is also survived by daughter Debbie Campbell (Ty), daughter Patty Zboralski (Victor), son Brian Bixenman (Janet) and daughter Laurelee 'Laurie' Graham (Jeff); nine adored grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Bob.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Redmond Ridge Activity Center 10735 Cedar Park Crescent NE Redmond, WA 98053

For more information, contact his daughter at 206-898-0651.

Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 7, 2013