Don L. Nix
1946 - 2021
BORN
1946
DIED
2021
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Hood Mortuary - Durango
1261 East Third Avenue
Durango, CO
A longtime resident of southwestern Colorado passed away on July 16 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, due to cancer.

Don was born in Fallbrook, CA, in 1946. He served as a Sergeant for the San Diego County Sheriff's Office, retiring in 1997. He then moved to Colorado and lived in the Bayfield and Chimney Rock areas.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lisa Shearston-Nix; three daughters, Gina Bradford, Jenni Shearston, and Amie Webb; his sons-in-law Paul Bradford and Pasha Zandieh; two grandchildren, Josh Nix and Laurel Bradford; and his sister, Doris Lundquist.

A memorial service will be held at Hood Mortuary in Durango, 1261 E 3rd Ave, on Wednesday, July 28th at 2pm.
Published by Pine River Times on Jul. 22, 2021.
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I hated to hear of his passing, but brings comfort to know that he is no longer in pain. He was a great man and father. I feel blessed that I had him to have a hand in my raising. He did not have to step in but he did and did it well. I lost my father was i was 12 and he was always there for me. Wether it was a shoulder to cry on or a stern hand, with sage advice. Like the one I tried to fight but finally realized he was correct, which was "boys are pond scum" lol I really hate that we lost touch over the years. Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.
Shannon Lacy Timmons
August 7, 2021
I hate to hear of his passing. Although it brings comfort to know that he is no longer in any pain. He was such a great man and father. So glad that I was blessed to have him to have a hand in my raising. He did not have to step in, but he did and did it well. I lost my father when I was 12 and he was always there for me when I needed someone. He made a lasting impression on my life. It may have taken longer than he hoped but I did and still think that "boys are pond scum" lol I hate that we lost touch over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends.
Shannon Lacy Timmons
August 7, 2021
My stepdad went to school with he was also from fallbrook. I too graduated fallbrook high. Remember him as a sheriff when I was a kid. After y'all moved here I waited tables and saw him at Bayfield restaurants as a regular customer. He always had a smile and was friendly and seemed to genuinely care about people. He really listened when you talked to him and he gave honest advice and always wished ya the best. I think he was very kind hearted and I will miss seeing him around. P.S. he was a pretty tough guy too. Definitely not someone to mess with if you were up to no good. Love that. So sorry for your loss. Your husband and father, he was a good and decent man.you all are blessed to have had him. Again sorry for your loss
Deanna L Nelson
August 3, 2021
Don would come by his bank in Bayfield and I was always so happy to see him and assist him in the drive thru. We made sure his labs always got doggy treats. We will miss him SO much and are so, so sorry to hear this news.
Jennie O'Hare
Work
July 30, 2021
I wanted to send sympathy and prayers to Don's family. Don was a good man and an important part of my life back in San Diego. I tried to locate him to talk many years ago, but thought it best to not continue. He will always have a special place in my heart. Love you Don. Thank you for everything. Rest in peace with the angels.
Kelly Lacy
July 22, 2021
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