July 30, 1933 – April 3, 2019
Paul Hixson was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, (in a home with no running water or electricity) where he excelled in academics, swimming and football. In high school, he participated in the National Guard but before graduating he joined the Air Force (lying about his age!). He served as a B29 gunner and mechanic. After leaving the Air Force, he worked in the oil fields while attending the University of Tulsa. Boeing attracted him to Washington State where he had many responsibilities, including the 727 world tour. Fifteen years at Boeing and 25 years in the elevator trade brought him to retirement.
The love Paul had for his entire family was an everyday commitment. His positive attitude, sense of humor and smile were part of Paul’s love of life. Always living life to the fullest, he had many pastimes: champion swimmer, clown diver, rodeo rider, water and snow skier, hunter, marksman, fisherman, sailor and private pilot. He was an avid outdoorsman (and sometime golfer).
He always loved a challenge and a malt scotch.
He and his wife Geri moved to Vashon in 1977, living at Wax Orchard while building their new home.
Paul always took pride in his work. He was a loving father and husband; honest, fair and fun (and funny). Paul will be much missed and always in our hearts and memories.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m., at St. John Vianney’s Church, with a reception following.