Mr. Robert Burnley Mixon

Robert Burnley Mixon, age 78, of Suquamish, Washington, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away July 1, 2009 in Suquamish, Washington.

Mr. Mixon was born January 4, 1931 in Hamilton, Alabama, to James Henry Mixon and Gladys Mixon. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1949 and studied at the University of Alabama, where he received a BS in 1953. After a tour of duty with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Korea, he continued his studies of geology at LSU and received his MS in 1958. His work for Carter Oil then took him to Wichita, Kansas for two years. He returned to LSU for advanced studies and received his PhD in geology in 1963. He moved to Washington, DC in 1963 to become a research geologist for the US Geological Survey specializing in sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. A shared interest in birding and canoeing led him to meet his future wife, Krista, whom he married in 1965. He retired from the USGS in 1998 but continued his work there as scientist emeritus until 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Krista Mixon, of Suquamish, WA; 1 son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Audranne Mixon of Poulsbo, WA; 1 daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Anatoly Rosenflanz of St. Paul, MN; 4 grandchildren, Alexander, Katerina, Thomas and William; and 2 brothers, James Henry Mixon and Stanley Mixon, both of Hamilton, AL.

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