Lindley Mixon died Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:55 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He left behind his beloved wife, Charlotte Mixon, his children, Marlin Mixon, Deva Kaur Khalsa (Jimmy) and Leslie Hvamstat (Nathan) and step-children, David Maxwell (Terri), Suzanne Blackwell (Don), Jolene Kaufmann (Gary), and Daniel Huber (Beth), eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, his sister, Rosemary Snow (Richard) and his brothers, David Mixon and Robert Mixon (Barbara) and three nieces and two nephews. Lindley was born in Chicago, IL to John and Rosalie Mixon. He attended elementary schools in Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL; attended high school in Chicago, IL and Covina, CA. He graduated from Claremont Men's College and Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, CA with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. Lindley married his first wife, Joyce Grant in 1961. They lived in Claremont, CA, traveled and lived in Greece and Italy, and lived in Wrangle, Fairbanks, and Anchorage, AK. In 1993, Lindley met Charlotte Huber in Anchorage, AK. They were married in Renton, WA...living in Halibut Cove, AK, Raymond, WA and Coeur d'Alene, ID. Lindley Mixon is often described as a “Renaissance Man.” As a creator of Fine Art (ceramics, bronze sculpture, oils watercolor, and digital art), an Educator, a Musician, a Surveyor, an Architect, a Builder, and an Adventurer, Lindley lived his life to the fullest. His favorite activity was to solve a problem..to overcome obstacles. He loved Bix Beiderbecke 1920's Jazz. He danced the Charleston at the drop of a hat! He could do complex math problems in his head. He flew the first Ultralight over the Arctic Circle. He canoed the Yukon River. His survey work took him all over the State of AK...from Adak and to a created island in the Beaufort Sea. While in college, he rode a unicycle 26 miles between San Bernardino and Claremont, CA playing a guitar and smoking a pipe. He built a beautiful art studio and home in his 20's in Claremont, CA that has become a historic site. He built a studio and workshop in Halibut Cove, AK and in his 70's, a beautiful home and studio in Raymond, WA. In the last years of his life, Lindley began to be in the throes of Alzheimer's/Dementia . He ultimately came to live in the Garden at Orchard Ridge where he charmed and entertained the residents and personnel. Final arrangements are entrusted with English Funeral Chapel. There will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to The Village At Orchard Ridge where Lindley received extraordinary consideration and care from all. His family's wish is that you find happiness in your wonderful memories of knowing Lindley. His smile brought joy to all he knew!
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