In Memory

Tim Mixon

Tim Mixon

Timothy John Mixon

POLSON - Timothy John Mixon, 53, of Polson, passed away at his home from natural causes on Tuesday, April 3, 2001.

Tim was born Nov. 7, 1947, to Phares "Pete" and Muriel Mixon in Gainesville, Fla. Tim graduated from Billings Senior High in 1965, where afterward he mixed sound for the performing arts, until serving in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. Tim was a decorated veteran, sergeant first class, having received four Bronze Stars for valor, two Purple Hearts, medals and commendations for contribution of honorable service.

Tim received his bachelor's degree in psychology, as well as a master's degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Montana. He was a dedicated advocate for positive social change in a number of arenas including the Big Brothers and Sisters organization and the Montana Job Service, which eventually brought Tim and his family to Polson.

Tim Mixon married Wilma Hackman of Missoula in 1986. Together, they owned and operated Cantina La Cocina Restaurant in Victor. Together they have one daughter, Celestia Diane Mixon, 13.

Tim loved the hospitality industry, worked in it to his extraordinary credit, enjoyed the dining experience, fine wines, entertainment and friends. Tim was a fun-loving, enthusiastic, bright and sensitive individual. His good nature and caring will be sorely missed by the multitude of lifelong friends he acquired over the years.

Tim was a devoted father to Celestia and a loving uncle to Dawn McCarty and Kristin Applebury of Seattle and Wenatchee, Wash. He is also survived by his sister Mary Mixon McKool of Kingston, Wash., and his father Pete Mixon of Victoria, British Columbia.

Timothy was a peace activist, caregiver, an eternal optimist, a friend indeed, a loveable, jovial human being, a motor head and a very cool dude.

Graveside services will be at Lakeview Cemetery on Thursday, April 12, at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the Kwataqnuk Resort in Polson.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Big Brothers and Sisters of Lake County, 221 Highway 93 S., Ronan, MT 59864.

A celebration of Tim's life will be held on Saturday at the New Crystal Theatre and the Bridge Bistro, 515 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula, on Saturday at 2 p.m., where all friends gather together in the light of a universal love.

Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.