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RIX, Ray Christian[1]

Male 1916 - 1989  (72 years)


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  • Name RIX, Ray Christian 
    Born 16 May 1916  Platte Township, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jan 1989  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet, Burnet, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Jan 1989  Grass Valley, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I113  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Father RIX, Søren "Peter",   b. 15 Sep 1880, Flensted, Låsby, Århus, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1939, Fremont, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother JENSEN, Ane "Anna" Kirstine,   b. 15 Apr 1887, Svindborg, Ørum, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1963, Genoa, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1908  Minden, Kearney, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GUYON, Teresa Lucille "Pat",   b. 9 Oct 1917, Fremont, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1985, Austin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [1
    Married 21 Dec 1937  San Pedro?, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Civil Service (San Pedro?, California)
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Ray Christian Rix was born in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska on 16 May 1916. He grew up on his parents' farm near Fremont. He enlisted in the US Navy on 12 January 1937 and served for four years. While he was in the Navy he married his hometown sweetheart, Teresa Lucille "Pat" Guyon on 21 December 1937. He was discharged from the Navy on 17 January 1941 in California.
      After leaving the Navy Ray got a job working for "Ma Belll" in the California desert where he was a lineman for the duration of the war. The job was considered "critical" and he was exempted from the draft although he tried to re-enlist when World War II started. He worked for AT&T and later PacTel for 32 yrs, most of it in the San Bernardino/Riverside California area whence he was transfered after the war.
      After he retired he sold his house in Rialto, California and bought a trailer with the intention of touring the United States with his wife, "Pat". When they stopped at a trailer park at Buchanan Dam, near Burnet, Texas both his and Pat's health had deteriorated to the point that they decided to get a larger trailer and settle there permanently.
      About two years after his wife's death in 1985, Ray sold the trailer and moved to live with his daughter's family in Grass Valley, California. Ray had experienced three heart attacks and a stroke and his health continued to degenerate to the point that he had to move into a nursing home early in January 1989. He died from complications of congestive heart failure on 21 January 1989, about two weeks after moving into the hospital, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California. His body was transported back to Burnet, Burnet, Texas for a funeral and burial beside his wife at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park .

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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