College professor's funeral arrangements set
June 6, 2001
Lacey, Wash. - Ray Nix, associate professor of computer
science and a decorated Vietnam veteran, will be buried with
military honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
The ceremony will be held Monday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., at
18600 SE 240th St. Call 206-768-5263 for directions.
A public viewing will be held prior to the burial on Friday,
June 8 and Saturday, June 9. The viewing will be at Rill Funeral
Chapel in Port Orchard, 1151 Mitchell Ave., from 11 a.m. - 5
p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday. Detailed
directions can be found at the funeral home's web site:
Memorials may be made to the Saint Martin's College office of
development in his name. Flowers may be sent to the cemetery or
the family's home.
Nix, 57, died June 4 at his Olalla home from a heart attack.
He had been with the Saint Martin's College faculty for 10
years. Initially, as an adjunct professor with the Saint
Martin's College McChord Air Force Base Extension Campus. After
eight years there, he moved to the Lacey campus as an associate
"Ray was a great colleague," said Doug Ford, associate
professor of computer science at the College. "His genuine
concern for the personal and academic growth of his students was
seen in everything he did. We will miss him."
During his career with Saint Martin's, Nix served on the
Academic Computer Affairs Council, Gender Equity Task Force and
volunteered countless hours to assisting the women's softball
Prior to coming to Saint Martin's, Nix was a senior systems
analyst with Boeing Aerospace & Electronics, a senior logistics
analyst with Lockheed Shipbuilding Co., and principal logistics
engineer with Honeywell, Inc.
He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1980, a decorated Vietnam
veteran and recognized master training specialist.
Nix is survived by his wife Barbara, his son, Aaron; and two
daughters, Joan and Francesca.
For more information:
Christina Ramírez-Milhoan, communications specialist
Saint Martin's College Office of Communication