April 8, 1937 - May 4, 2018
Patricia Ann Hixon, 81, of Mechanicsburg, was welcomed home by the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018 in her home.
The daughter of Arthur and Marie (Miller) Boggs, she was born on April 8, 1937 in Plumwood, OH. Graduating from Mechanicsburg High School in 1955, she soon married the love of her life, Ron. Married for 62 years, the two were inseparable. Together, hand-in-hand, they not only shared their love, but taught how to love.
Pat enjoyed cooking, reading, playing cards, traveling, watching her kids and grandkids play sports, and the beach. She could often be seen doing the "Sanibel Shuffle" while searching for shells along the water's edge.
But she was so much more than words on paper. She was the heart and soul and strength of her family which she cherished 'to the moon and back.' A song lyric from The Sound of Music asks "How do you keep a wave upon the sand? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand" We had to let her go, until well see her again.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ron. Her daughters, LouAnne (Monty) Kerr; Kim (Tim) Patten; Kristi (Thad) Hartzler and her son, Ross (Robin) Hixon. Grandchildren: Stephanie (Jake)Reyher; Stephen (Leslie) Kerr; Ryan (Sarah) Kerr; Ronni Patten (Adam) Conner; Tim (Beth) Patten; Jordan (Dane) Allard; Jansen Hartzler; Ross Hixon II; and Amy Hixon; 15 great grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Boggs; a sister, Wanda (Ora) Baldwin and special friends, Judy Yates and Barb Moore.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jimmy Boggs.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg with Pastor David Hixon officiating. Serving as Pallbearers; Tim Patten, Timmy Patten, Thad Hartzler, Ryan Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Monty Kerr and Austin Mattox; Honorary Pallbearer, Connor Hixon.
Services entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.