|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2010|
ALBERTA (BERTIE) JEAN ZUMWALT BIXBY died on the 21st of October 2010. Bertie was born in Fulton, California to Geneva Elva Toop Zumwalt and Arthur B. Zumwalt on the 5th of July 1921. She graduated from the Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, California and worked as a registered nurse at Oakland's Peralta Hospital for 40 years. Even after retirement, Bertie never stopped being a nurse. She loved golf and really enjoyed her term as the Captain of the Mace Meadow Women's Golf Club. Bertie is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Elmer (Bix) Eugene Bixby; two sons, Robert Eugene Bixby and his wife Elizabeth; Gregory John Bixby and his wife Karen; grandchildren, David Robert Bixby, Ann Elizabeth Bixby, Geoffrey Albert Bixby, Scott Gregory Bixby, Corey Eugene Bixby, Jonathan Robert Bixby and Benjamin Paul Bixby; great grandchildren, Zachary Allan Bixby, Jacob Patrick Bixby, Daniel Robert Bixby and Abigail Drew Bixby; sister-in-law, Norma Zumwalt; nieces and nephews and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Galen Zumwalt and Leo Zumwalt. Bertie loved to entertain and never met a stranger. Over the years she made friends from coast to coast with whom she regularly visited and corresponded. Yesterday, the 23rd of October, friends she made from the Buckingham gathered with the family to share remembrances and fond memories during a reception in Bertie's honor.In accordance with her wishes, Bertie is to be returned to her beloved California where the family is to gather for a private entombment ceremony at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park in Santa Rosa. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Bertie Bixby may be directed to the American Cancer Society , 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77057; or to Odyssey Hospice, 2636 South Loop West, Suite 210, Houston, TX, 77054.
Published in Houston Chronicle on October 24, 2010
Santa Rosa Memorial Park
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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