Barbara Pixler passed away peacefully at Canyonwood Rehabilitation in Redding, California with family by her side on January 22, 2015.
Barbara was born Ruth Barbara Yocom on February 27, 1927 on a dairy farm in Alsea, Oregon. She graduated high school in Medford, Oregon.
In June of 1946 she married Jim Pixler. Barbara and Jim started bowling at Siskiyou Lanes when it first opened in the ’50s. That lead to a bowling career that lasted just shy of 50 years in Yreka, Mount Shasta and Anderson, California.
Jim and Barbara moved to Mount Shasta in 1960 from Yreka and lived there for 12 years. They also owned Pix’s Pool Hall in Mount Shasta in the ’60s.
They then moved to Olinda, California in 1972, where Barbara started working as a waitress at the Redding Elks Lodge for over 20 years. She loved her job there and still talked about it to this day.
She was always involved in the
community, Elks, Lions, Friendship, and Red Hat clubs.
She is survived by her son, Doug and wife Laura of Anderson, California; grandson, Mickey of El Paso, Texas; granddaughter, Debbie Dower of Weed, California; great-grandchildren: Renee, David, Krista, Derrek, and Brittany.
Graveside services will be held Friday, January 30 at 1 p.m. at Anderson Cemetery District in Anderson, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Barbara’s memory be made to: Redding Friendship Club Scholarship Fund, 2881 Boneset Street, Redding, CA 96002.
Arrangements are in the care of Allen & Dahl of Anderson.