Melvin Hixson |

Melvin Hixson

Melvin Doug Hixson of Grass Valley died Thursday, Sept. 16, in Auburn. He was 57.

No service will be held.

He was born on April 30, 1953, in Utah to Karl Hixson and Emma Jean Richards. He graduated from high school in Sunnyvale, Calif.

In 1990, married Kathleen Louise Frohman in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Mr. Hixson was co-owner of B&D Radiator in Grass Valley. He was a member of the Family Circle Golf Club and E Clampus Vitus. He enjoyed golf and bowling.

He is survived by his brothers, Karl Hixson of Campbell, Calif., and Barry Hixson of Grass Valley; sister, Collene Leonesio of Foresthill, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Hixson in 1991; father, Karl B. Hixson in 1975; and mother, Emma Jean Hixson in 2008.

Arrangements are by Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.

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