1918 – 2003

LEWISTON – Hildred Courtney Ackerley Bixby, 85, of 550 College St., Lewiston, formerly of 376 Lake St., Auburn, died Sunday morning, June 8, at Montello Manor.

She was born in Auburn on Jan. 28, 1918, the daughter of Howard James and Courtney (Baker) Ackerley.

She graduated from Edward Little High School with the class of 1936. She worked in the law office of Harold Redding until 1942. On June 2, 1939, she married Chester C. Bixby of Auburn.

She was a member of the Court Street Baptist Church since 1936 where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was a member of the Mary McEwen Circle and Young at Heart, and was a charter member of American Baptist Women’s Society. She was also a member of the former Salvation Army Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Chester Bixby; four children and their spouses, Lorna Hansen and her husband, Robert of Auburn, James Bixby and his wife Ann of Albion, Carole Daniels, and her husband, Robert of Hammonton, N.J., and Chester Bixby and his wife Sandra of Auburn; ten grandchildren, David and his wife, Devin, Richard, and Neil Hanson, Lauri, and husband Scott, Scott and his wife April, and Bethany Bixby, Kristen Lippincott and her husband, Nathan, Wayne Daniels, Rebecca Lacasse, and Karen Bixby; four great grandchildren, Kurtis Bixby, Taylor Bixby, Casey Lacasse, and Abigale Lippincott.

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