Lewistown (Mt) News Argus - 1 May 2002
Jeanie Louise (Lefferts) Nixt, a 50 year
She was born
Her father was born at old
Her great grandfather, Mose Latray, with his wife Susan, were early pioneers of
at the ranch. Jeanie was an accompished seamstress from an early age. When she was 6, she won first place in quilt making for 6 to 12 year olds.
She loved living on the ranch
but when her father's health began to fail in 1929, the family moved into
Lewistown, where her father died three years later. She graduated from
After graduation, she, her sister and mother moved to Susanville, Ca. where she
A short time later, she met and
married her first husband,
Jeanie and Everett with their three children, Everene, David and Lois, moved to
Calistoga in 1944 and built a home there. In 1945, they divorced and she moved to
She went to work at
Jeanie drafted the floor plans for their home and was active in the building process.
Drafting architectural plans was one of her favorite hobbies and when her children needed floor plans for their remodeling projects, she was always happy to help them.
went to work for Herrick Tractor Company for a while,
then opened his own welding shop on
She also enjoyed politics and
had many lively discussions with family and friends. She loved children and after her own were
grown, she was prompted to share her expertise in math and english
as a volunteer aide to Norma Rosel at
Shortly before her death, she
was proud to be an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indains of
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, her husbands and her two sons, David R. Ellington and Jeffery N. Nixt.
In addition to her immediate family, she will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and her Aunt Jennie Lefferts of Lewistown.
She is survived by her
daughters and sons in law, Everene McPherson of Rio
Vista, Lois and John Baldetta of Bellingham, Wa., Virgina and Craig King of
Rio Vista, and Leila and Victor Mazo of Rio Vista;
her daughter in law, Jeannie A. Nixt of
Graveside services were held
Thursday April 18 at
Memorials are suggested to Rio
Vista Little League, P. O. Box 14,