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Ann Olivia Bixby

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Ann Olivia Bixby Obituary
Bixby, Ann Olivia SAN DIEGO -- Ann Olivia Bixby, 83, formerly of Santa Fe, NM, passed away peacefully in Taos, NM on April 7, 2014. She was born in San Diego to William E. and Olive L. Ryan. She was a graduate of Hoover High School in 1947, San Diego State University in 1952, and taught school during the following year. In 1953, in San Diego, she married Harry L. Bixby and embarked on a new life as a Navy wife and mother. Santa Fe became their home after Harry retired. Together, they moved to the Taos Retirement Village in 2013. Ann had a lifelong passion for learning and reading, especially history, and a strong belief in social justice, helping others and giving back to society. She was a very private lady with a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sorely missed and loved by her family and friends forever. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her step parents, June and Owen Garner. She is survived by Harry, her husband of more than sixty years; and by her children: David Bixby, Kevin Bixby and wife Lisa LaRocque, and Alicia Bixby and husband Keith Hampton; and six grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on May 5th at 11 a.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church in Taos. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to or to the St. James Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit our website at: www. riverafuneralhome.com
Published in U-T San Diego on May 1, 2014
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