By HDN Staff
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 Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery.
Nixon was born Jan. 18, 1911 in Brandt, S.D. to Ole L. and Bertha J. (Shelstad) Jackson. 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. 29, 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 by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.