HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                 Monday, January 8, 2001

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MYRTLE NIXON

  HARLEM - Myrtle Nixon, 89, died Saturday, Jan 6, 2001 at a Chinook nursing home of natural causes.

  Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the American Lutheral Church. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery.

  Nixon was born Jan. 18, 1911 in Brandt, S.D., to Ole and Bertha J. (Shelstad) Nixon. She moved to Turner as an infant with her family and was raised on a farm on the Big Flat. She became the primary care giver in her family at 15 when her mother died.

  Nixon graduated from Harlem High School and Eastern Montana College in Billings. She taught school in a one-room school for several years before returning to Harlem and working in the Brekke Store.

  She married Fred Nixon on Sept. 26, 1942 in Harlem and they farmed near Hogeland. They retired to Harlem in 1969.

  Nixon was an active member of the American Lutheran Church and several community organizations.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Nixon, who died in 1990.

  Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Goodrich of Hogeland, Helen Wiederrick of Malta, Carol Nixon of Benicia, Calif., Connie Bearg of Larkspur, Calif.; brother, Arnold Jackson of Missoula; sister, Eleanor "Jackie" Felton of Chinook; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

  Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church or Harlem Senior Citizens Center.

  Arrangements are be Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                                                    Wednesday, January 10, 2001

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MYRTLE NIXON

  Myrtle Nixon, 89, died of natural causes at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook on Saturday, January 6, 2001.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday (today), January 10,  in the American Lutheran Church in Harlem. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church or the Harlem Senior Citizens Center.  Arrangements are be Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Myrtle was born  in Brandt, S.D on January 18, 1911,  to Ole L. and Bertha J. (Shelstad) Nixon. She came  to Turner as an infant with her family and was raised on a farm on the Big Flat. Her mother died when whe was 15 years old and Myrtle became the primary care giver for her younger siblings. She graduated from Harlem High School and from Eastern Montana College in Billings. She taught school in a one-room school for several years before returning to Harlem and working in the Brekke Store.

   On September 26, 1942 Myrtle  married Fred Nixon in Harlem and they raised their four daughters on their farm near Hogeland. In 1969 Fred and Myrtle retired in Harlem, and Fred died in 1990. Myrtle was an active member of the American Lutheran Church and several community organizations.

  Survivors include daughters, Sharon Goodrich of Hogeland, Helen Wiederrick of Malta, Carol Nixon of Benicia, Calif., and Connie Bearg of Larkspur, Calif.;  12 grandchildren;  2  great-grandchildren;  one brother, Arnold Jackson of Missoula; and one sister, Eleanor "Jackie" Felton of Chinook.

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THE SENTINELWednesday, January 17, 2001

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MYRTLE NIXON

  HARLEM - Myrtle Nixon, 89, died Saturday, Jan 6, 2001 at a Chinook nursing home of natural causes.

  Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the American Lutheral Church. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery.

  Nixon was born Jan. 18, 1911 in Brandt, S.D., to Ole and Bertha J. (Shelstad) Nixon. She moved to Turner as an infant with her family and was raised on a farm on the Big Flat. She became the primary care giver in her family at 15 when her mother died.

  Nixon graduated from Harlem High School and Eastern Montana College in Billings. She taught school in a one-room school for several years before returning to Harlem and working in the Brekke Store.

  She married Fred Nixon on Sept. 26, 1942 in Harlem and they farmed near Hogeland. They retired to Harlem in 1969.

  Nixon was an active member of the American Lutheran Church and several community organizations.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Nixon, who died in 1990.

  Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Goodrich of Hogeland, Helen Wiederrick of Malta, Carol Nixon of Benicia, Calif., Connie Bearg of Larkspur, Calif.; brother, Arnold Jackson of Missoula; sister, Eleanor "Jackie" Felton of Chinook; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

  Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church or Harlem Senior Citizens Center.

  Arrangements are be Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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