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December 31, 2013

Arliss Marie Nixon

THOMPSONVILLE — Arliss Marie Nixon, 88, of Thompsonville, died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

Arliss was born on Jan. 7, 1925, in Lum, Mich. to the late Lee and Lucille DeVall. She graduated from high school in Imlay City, Mich. and County Normal School where she earned an elementary teaching credential. She also attended Central Michigan College of Education.

She married the late Joe Nixon on Christmas Day, 1948 and is survived by three children; Joanne Bowman (Dave) of Burt Lake, Nancy Bowman (Cy) of Thompsonville and Robert Nixon (Kathy) of Traverse City. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren with an expected eighth in February. She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

There is no service planned by her request. A gathering of immediate family to scatter her ashes will occur next summer.

Asked for a phrase that would describe her life, the family agreed: “She did it Her way.”

The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements. www.terwilligerfuneralhome.com

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