Fix, Russell Oro – Obituary
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Russell Oro Fix, 87, died Oct. 28, 1993. He was born Oct 3, 1906 in Anaheim, CA, however, he has lived in Kapowsin, WA, since he was three months old. His parents, Samuel Edgar Fix and Clara Jane Harris were early Washington pioneers. His father came to Orting, Washington Territory, in 1889 and his mother in 1874. Russ was graduated from Kapowsin High School in 1925 and attended the University of Washington where he majored in forestry and rowed on the UW crew team.
Russ retired from Puget Sound Power and Light in 1972 as a hydroelectric operator. He had started working for PSPL in 1928, and all of his years were spent at the White River and Electron plants. He played an instrumental role in unionizing the electrical workers in the plant during the 1930s. He had been a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 77) since 1935. Russell was also a member of the original board that helped consolidate Bethel School District from the smaller districts. He was a 65 year member of Mt. View Masonic Lodge and a member of the Puyallup Elks Lodge (BPOE No. 1450).
He was preceded in death by his wife of 83 years, Elizabeth Ward Fix, in 1984. He is survived by 3 sisters, Ione (Mrs. Emmett) Chase of Graham, Pauline Fitch of Puyallup, and Zenia Dubendorf of Olympia, Carolyn Fix Blount of Seattle, Pamela Fix Mesick of Federal Way, Harriett Fix Balmer of Graham, Phillip Ward Fix of Puyallup. He also leave 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the family home at 2 p.m., Sun., Nov. 7. The family requests that memorials be made to the Fix Scholarship Fund c/o BEST, P. O. Box 742, Graham, WA 98338.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman