|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1908|
|Death: ||Oct., 1985|
Los Angeles County
Wilbur was born and raised on the Fix Ridge, attending grade school in Juliaetta was not accredited at this time, he decided to further his education st the Lewiston Buisiness College, where he graduated and then went to work as manager of the Piggly Wiggly store in Clarkston. A year later, in 1928, he moved to Kendrick and started a grocery store for Morgan Brothers, where he worked for a year. Returning to Lewiston he then worked for the Nes Perce Roller Mills.
He was married to Virginia Boyd (now deceased) in Clarkston, Washington in 1927 and they had one son, Oliver Wilbur, born October 12, 1928. Oliver is married to Rosemary Jenkins of Lewiston and they have two daughters, karen and Sheryl. He was Captain in the U.S. Air Force and lived with his family in Layton, Ohio.
Wilbur decided to become a minister, so after saving his money for college he quit his job at the Roller Mills and left for Nampa, Idaho where he attended the Northwest Nazarene College; later going to Huntington College, a United Bretheren school in Huntington, Indiana, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Abgeles.
He married Grace Hoskins of Myrtle, Idaho on October 26, 1932. They had three sons; Vernon Hoskins, born Febuary 16, 1935. Burton Byron was born March of 1939 and died March of 1952 due to an injury sustained while playing at school, and Stanley Newell, born in Santa Ana, California on November 7, 1950.
Wilbur held his first pastorate for the United Bretheren Church in Juliaetta, idaho in 1934. He and Grace then moved to California where he was State Superintendent for the United Brethern Church from 1936 to 1939, and has pastored several churches in Southern California since that time.
In 1941 he entered the International Oratorical Contest and won. In 1948 he delivered the Keynote Address for the Optimist International. He was Past-President of the Glendale Symphony Assn. and has served on numerous other Civic Organizations in the Southern California area.
Wilbur and Grace had the privilege of traveling extensively in Europe and the Middle East, visiting the Holy Land in 1957. This part summer of 1963 he was selected as one of 57 United States Clergymen to study advanced Theology in the Oxford University.
Ira Wilbur Fix (1879 - 1959)
Elizabeth Pearl Dygert Fix (1885 - 1976)
Grace Everlyn Hoskins Fix (1908 - 1996)*
Col Oliver Wilbur Fix (1927 - 1997)*
Burton Byron Fix (1937 - 1952)*
Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
Created by: Nick Fix
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50071842