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Florence Nix

March 15, 1926 — December 12, 2021

Florence Nix

There's a party going on in heaven. Our sweet mom, Florence May Nix, has officially graduated. It's safe to say that the angels are singing at her return. Our dad, Wendell Nix, our sister Mary Robison, and Mom's identical twin, Frances, are just a few of many who welcomed her home.

95 years is a long time to build a legacy and she did it beautifully.

Mom loved her Heavenly Father. She served faithfully and tirelessly in a variety of callings during her lifelong membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was musically gifted and used that talent to bless the lives of many. She was service-oriented and was always making bread, jam, and rolls to welcome new neighbors, or to lift someone's spirits. She was a friend to everyone and her genuine innocence and kindness made her easy to love. She was a woman of great faith who led by example more than words.

Florence deserves sainthood for raising (and surviving) 9 strong-willed daughters and 1 near perfect son. Her children in order are Carolyn Wilcken, Wendy Angel, Mary [deceased] (Ken) Robison, Louise (Charles) Lee, Lindsay (Becky) Nix, Janice (Craig) Johnson, Jeanette (Dave) Hutchison, Kelly (Brad) Shumway, Karen (Bob) Davila, and Julia (Eddie) Martin. There was never a dull moment and always a full house with plenty of love for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Many meals were fixed, backs tickled, heads rubbed, hugs given, and love shown throughout her life. Her hands were constantly doing and giving to bless the lives of her family. Florence had a way of making everyone feel important.

Mom knew how to work hard. She survived the Great Depression and later raised a large family on one income. Though she was teased for her frugality, we all now think twice before throwing away even a plastic cup. She and Dad maintained a large yard and full house. Mom was a wonderful cook. She could make something out of nothing and make it taste good. She bottled every year and couldn't stand to waste anything. Her grape juice and raspberries were a treat. Her bottled tomatoes and peaches will be missed.

Music was a huge part of Mom's life. She was gifted and worked very hard at the piano. She could play anything, accompany everyone, and transpose everything. She deserves a medal for helping most of her kids learn piano, without strangling any of us!

Mom had a great sense of humor. People loved making her laugh and it wasn't hard to do. She had an innocence about her. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was sweet, thoughtful, and generous with her laughter. She loved holidays, roller coasters, Christmas lights, sunsets, the mountains, and Fall. She was such a good sport and was always willing to dress up for Halloween or play a card game.

Mom was extremely humble and grateful. She appreciated any act of service done in her behalf. She didn't want to inconvenience anyone, yet spent a lifetime willingly serving others. Her influence will be felt for generations, and her example will live on through the lives of her posterity. She was such a light in our lives that we will miss on earth, but we know her light shines on. Heaven's pull was stronger than ours and someone "finally took her ticket." We love you Mom. It's an honor to call you ours.

Funeral to be held at 11:00 AM at the LDS church located at 1050 E. Chapel Hill Drive (approx. 7500 S.), Midvale, Utah. Viewings Friday, Dec. 17th, from 6-8 pm at Goff Mortuary (8090 S. State Street in Midvale) and Saturday, Dec. 18th from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Chapel Hill Church. Funeral can be viewed at https://youtu.be/K92PU7dTV2c

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