Myrtle Jane Hix: 1916-2005
March 29, 2005
Myrtle Jane Hix went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital after a fall, which led to complications. She was six days short of being 89.
Myrtle was born in Angora, Colo., on March 21, 1916. She was the oldest of five brothers and sisters, but the last to pass away.
She had graduated business college and was working in Grand Junction, Colo. when she met and married William M. Hix on June 5, 1938. She had many jobs over the years including bookkeeping, cooking at saw mills, and dairy ranching at Finger Rock in Yampa, Colo. In 1948, the family moved to Craig to take over Hix Apartments. Her top job was being a housewife and mother to her three children. After the children left home, she went to work for the Moffat County Library. In 1975, she went to work for the city of Craig and retired from the water department.
She enjoyed playing the organ at two local Baptist churches for a number of years. She loved to draw and paint along with reading and writing. She wrote poetry, kept track of the family’s history and Colorado’s history. After retiring, she did tutoring for children and Hispanics.
Myrtle is survived by her three children, William Hix, Robert Hix and Twila White; five grandchildren, Brad Hix, Chris Hix, Sonja Cortina, Shellye Lang and Alison White, seven great grandchildren, Ryan, Lexi and Taylor Hix, Catherine and Nicole Cortina, Ashely and Trenna Kaiser. She was very loved and will be missed by all.
Services were held Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rod Compton officiating.
The pianist was Roberta Charles and selections were, “Love Lifted Me,” “I Love to Tell the Story,” “How Great Thou Art,” “In the Garden,” “When the Roll is Called up Yonder.” Honorary pallbearers were Bob Hix, Chris Hix, Bill Hix, Bill White, Brad Hix and Scott Lang.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Cortina, Larry Pletcher and Butch Cook. Interment was afterward at the Craig Cemetery.