October 31, 1928 - October 3, 2020
Memory Garden is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Kathrine Fixa Service Time: Oct 19, 2020 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87060306238?pwd=T1dFRUhxSnFJVEZnbU1wTGJ0UHF1QT09 Meeting ID: 870 6030 6238 Passcode: 904271 Katherine Jane Alderson Fixa A Celebration of a life well lived October 31, 1928 – October 3, 2020 Katherine Jane Fixa (Kathy) was born at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles October 31, 1928. She was the only child of William (Bill) Alderson and Janet McDonald Alderson. Kathy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family October 3, 2020. Kathy is survived by her sons, Charlie Fixa and Spouse Cyndi, Andy Fixa and spouse Gina, and her cousin Mary Enser. Kathy was blessed with five grandsons, Jack, Chad, Mitchell, William, and Andrew Fixa, and granddaughter, Destiny and spouse Frankie Freeman, and great grandson Ryker Freeman. Kathy’s parents, Bill and Janet Alderson moved from Bozeman Montana to Los Angeles in 1924, when her father accepted a job with Shell Oil Co as a chemical engineer. Kathy’s mother, Janet taught piano and owned a music studio, along with her two sisters. Kathy helped out the family business by teaching dance to children, with many future Shirley Temples taking lessons from her. They built a home on Mullen Drive in the View Park district of Los Angeles where they resided for over 30 years, always with a cat or two. Kathy attended Dorsey High School, and then USC in 1946 graduating with a BS in education and earning a teaching credential. Awhile at the University, Kathy was a member of ZTA Sorority, where she developed many life-long friendships. She taught for the Los Angeles Arch Diocese until the birth of her first son. She met her husband and the love of her life, Dick Fixa while attending USC. After their wedding they purchased their first home in Burbank where they lived until moving to Orange County in 1965. In 1965, The Fixa family moved to Fullerton, setting up home on Green Acre Drive. Soon they had a new circle of friends along with great neighbors. It was truly the golden years for residing in Orange County. Their home was the location for many enjoyable parties and fund raisers over the years. Kathy was a lifelong democrat, and followed local and national politics up to just a few weeks ago. Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times were always a part of our household. Dad would joke about Kathy always cancelling his vote come election time. Kathy and Dick were founding members of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where they had season tickets for many years, and always in the audience when the world’s great Orchestras made an appearance in Orange County at the Segerstrom. Kathy made a wonderful home for her family and spent much of her spare time volunteering for various charities including: The Assistance League of Fullerton, Music Associates at CSUF, Orange County Philharmonic Society, and the Bargain Box Thrift Store. From these groups, blossomed years of cherished friendships In 1972 they purchased a vacation home in Palm Springs, where they could relax with friends and family, enjoying the slower pace of the California desert lifestyle. She had many prized memories of time spent in “PS”. Classical music was always a passion of Kathy’s, with the sounds KFAC and then, KUSC in our home. Travel was another passion of Kathy and Dicks, visiting every continent, which her sons also benefited, providing a greater perspective of our world, and an appreciation of how lucky we were to reside in California. She gave wonderful and thoughtful gifts to her friends and family, and never missed a birthday, anniversary or other major milestone. 1992 saw the Dick and Kathy downsizing to a smaller home in Brea, where they resided for 28 years. Again, they welcomed family and friends for parties, albeit scaled down, and Christmas celebrations, and as usual, had fantastic neighbors. Kathy’s will always be remembered for her love of her family, along with her support and loyalty to her friends and neighbors, many she had known for over 67 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, cousin and friend. Kathy will be truly missed by all who loved and knew her.
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