George Willard Bixby
Colonel, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
George Willard Bixby, 84, a retired Colonel with the Army Corps of Engineers who was academic dean at the Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Belvoir, died October 6, 1998 at the Belvoir Woods Health Care Center, Virginia. He had suffered a stroke.
Colonel Bixby was a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a second master's in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He served in the Pacific during World War II and in Japan after the war. He also was posted to France and retired in 1968 after a decade as a mathematics professor at West Point. He was with the Fort Belvoir prep school until 1975.
Bixby was a member of the vestry at Pohick Episcopal Church and a delegate to the council of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He also belonged to the Society of American Military Engineers.
His honors included a Legion of Merit.
His wife, Elizabeth Walson Bixby, died last
year. Survivors include two children, Bonnie Zitz of Waialua, Hawaii, and
William Bixby of San Diego; two sisters; and six grandchildren.
On Tuesday, October 6, 1998. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Walson Bixby; father of Major William G. Bixby, USA (Ret.) and Bonnie E. Zitz; brother of Dorothy Petersen; brother-in-law Lois Bixby and Col. Charles W. Walson USA (Ret.) and also survived by six grandchildren. Graveside services with full honors will be held on Friday, October 16 at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery with memorial service to follow at the Fairfax Auditorium, 9149 Belvoir Woods Pkwy, Ft. Belvoir, VA at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pohick Episcopal Church Historical Foundation, 9301 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079 or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Photo Courtesy of Michael A. Weeks, February 2010