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Catherine Dalon Nixon

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Catherine Dalon Nixon, age 91 of Atlanta Georgia died peacefully in sleep September 28, 2017.

A native Atlantan and one of ten children, she was born February 28, 1926, the daughter of Richard and Mabel Dalon.

Catherine attended Sacred Heart High School and before her marriage to Don Nixon in 1947, worked at Bell Aircraft in Marietta and for the Associated Press. Her marriage ended in divorce in 1964.

From 1971 until her retirement in 1988 she worked at Richway, Inc., a division of the Rich's department store chain.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Jolie Nixon, her grandson, Hunter Nixon, and her two brothers and seven sisters.

Catherine (Grandma) spent endless hours babysitting all of her grandchildren and it was one of her greatest joys in life.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law and son, Kathy and Bruce Nixon, her son, Michael Nixon, her son-in-law, Sean Smith, and grandchildren Natalie Nixon, Heather DeFoor, and Ryan Nixon, as well as grandson-in-law Wesley DeFoor. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and her close friend of many years, Claudia Chapman, who was like a daughter to her. Our family will be eternally grateful for the love and compassion Claudia had for Catherine especially in the last several years.

We can only imagine the Wonderful reunion with her daughter Jolie, our precious Hunter and her 7 sisters and 2 brothers and her own parents there to welcome her through the Heavenly Gates. Catherine was one of the sweetest souls on this earth and she will be dearly missed.

A graveside service at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs Georgia will be held Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 with Deacon Ray Egan officiating.

On-line condolences may be made at Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.

Nixon, Catherine Dalon
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2017
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