Steven R. Nixon
August 4, 1944 - September 17, 2018
Steven R. Nixon was born in Mare Island, CA to Curtis & Doris Nixon.
A Navy child he spent his youth growing up all over. Steve was a proud graduate of Angelo State College. He married Margarita Morón on August 3, 1969. They spent their early years together teaching in Pearsall, TX and Eagle Pass, TX. In 1974 they moved to Monahans, TX where Steve spent the next twenty-two years teaching in the Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District. During his years in Monahans, Steve was the man behind the camera documenting the achievements of his beloved Loboes. Steve was very active in the community and at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Steve gave freely of his time to any person or group that needed help. After retirement Steve volunteered his time at the Ward County Archives. Steve & Margaret moved to Frisco, TX in 2007. Steve passed away peacefully on September 17, 2018 at Stonemere Rehabilitation Center in Frisco.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret; sons Michael (Lisa) of Bay City, TX and Robert (Jamie) of Frisco; grandchildren Marisa & Madison of Bay City and Rebecca & Henry of Frisco. Steve is also survived by his brother Michael (Martha Nell) of Valera, TX. Steve also leaves numerous extended family, friends and former students to cherish his memory.
A rosary will be recited at Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Monahans on Friday, September 21st at 10:00am with Father Allan Alaka officiating. Burial will follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be, Joe Montez, Jesus Suarez, David Ponder Jr., Ivan Sandlin, Ivy Valenzuela, and Henry Nixon.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home.
Dear Margaret and family,
So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. He was such a wonderful teacher, and I loved knowing him as a colleague and a friend. Lifting you up in prayer!
Lee Anne SconiersMidland, TX
Some of my most cherished childhood memories are of Steve & Margaret. Our prayers are for comfort and for you all to cherish his memory.
Whitney ShoemakeBellevue, WA
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Nixon and your family.❤️
Amanda Sanchez RivasMonahans, TX
Sorry to hear about your loss Mrs Nixon. He was a very great person took care of us all during our band trips. Here will be deeply missed. Praying for you and your family.
Jo Ann Terrazas OrtizMesquite, TX
I was so saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. He will be in my prayers with all his family. So many memories of this wonderful man. Peace be with all of you.
Connie HiselRuidoso, NM
Prayers for your family. Phyllis taught with Margaret until we moved. Steve will be missed he was a true Lobo supporter and fan.
James and Phyllis HoltCollege Ststion, TX
I am so sorry for your loss Margaret. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie GambinoMonahans, TX
Margaret my prayers for you and your family Steven will be missed always like talking to him about beads he was very creative.
Rachel OyerbidesMonahans, TX
So sorry to hear about your loss of your love one. May God bless you and your family and take you in his arms and comfort you and your family at this time of sorrow amen.
Clint McMullenMonahans, TX
Thinking of you Margeret and family our hearts and prayers are with you. May Steve be at peace and may peace be with you god bless you. We love you From all of us Liz Orta , Sylvia Garza, Monica Gonzales,Joe Moron, families Dallas Tx.
My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the rest of the family.
Rest In Peace, Steve.
Love, Brenda Calhoun
Brenda CalhounCelina, TX