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Helen Frances Bicknell Hixon
School of Nursing

Helen Frances Bicknell Hixon, M.S., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1953; M.S.N., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Instructor in Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing) 1959-1961, Assistant Professor of Nursing 1961-1964, University of Michigan School of Nursing. Hixon resigned from this position on January 24, 1964.

Helen Frances Bicknell, born in Decatur, Illinois, grew up on a family farm in nearby Lovington. She met her husband, Sumner Best Hixon, in Ann Arbor in 1960, where he was working on his doctorate in geology at the University of Michigan, and they married the following year. After leaving Ann Arbor in 1964, the family lived in Oxford, Mississippi and Houston, Texas before settling in Friendswood, Texas in 1967, where Hixon was active in 4-H and church committees. She died in Friendswood, Texas in 1999 at age 69.