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In Memory of

Bert Alvan Bixby

October 5, 1948 - May 25, 2017

Obituary


Bert Alvan Bixby was born October 5, 1948 in Portland, Oregon to Bertrand and Marjorie (Harder) Bixby. He was a 1966 graduate of David Douglas High School. On August 25, 1967 he married Roberta "Bobbi" White in Portland. Three weeks later Bert was inducted into the US Army, and the couple moved to Ft. Bragg for his training. Mr. Bixby was then sent to Vietnam, where he served his country honorably.

Upon his return to Portland, Bert resumed his position as a meat cutter for Safeway. He and Bobbi lived in a house on...

Bert Alvan Bixby was born October 5, 1948 in Portland, Oregon to Bertrand and Marjorie (Harder) Bixby. He was a 1966 graduate of David Douglas High School. On August 25, 1967 he married Roberta "Bobbi" White in Portland. Three weeks later Bert was inducted into the US Army, and the couple moved to Ft. Bragg for his training. Mr. Bixby was then sent to Vietnam, where he served his country honorably.

Upon his return to Portland, Bert resumed his position as a meat cutter for Safeway. He and Bobbi lived in a house on 151st between Stark and Division, and moved to Colton, where they managed 35 acres. They later moved to Oregon City, where they lived until 2010, when they relocated to Mesa, Arizona.

Bert retired in 2007, but during his working life he almost always had a second job - custom meat hanging, freelance meat cutter, and others. He loved to fish and hunt all over, including elk and deer in Oregon, Montana, and Colorado.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bobbi Bixby of Mesa, Arizona;
children Shirley Byrne of Molalla, Oregon and Jackie Lee Bixby of Portland; a brother, James Bixby, and a sister, Judy Weibe;
and by three grandchildren, Mac, Jake, and Amara.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Inurnment with honors will take place at 12:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in his name to Homes for Our Troops, which may be made at www.hfotusa.org