Mary Alice Quattlebaum Nix, 92, died peacefully in Dallas on August 6, 2008. A memorial service was held in Cox Chapel of Highland Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Smith, officiating. A memorial service will be Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery with her son, Rev. William D. Nix, Jr., officiating. Inurnment will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Mrs. Nix was born in Childress, Texas, on October 2, 1915, a daughter of the Reverend J.O. Quattlebaum and Alice Gilliland Quattlebaum. Her early years were spent in various cities in West Texas and California, where her father was pastor of Methodist Churches. She graduated from Borger High School and West Texas State Teachers' College in Canyon. After teaching school in Groom and Canadian, she married William Dale Nix in 1939. They made their home on the Nix Ranch near Canadian until Mr. Nix entered active duty as a U.S. Army officer in 1941, serving in the European Theatre during World War II. They returned to the ranch in 1945. Mrs. Nix participated in the operation of the ranch with her husband and her son. In 1976, she and her husband moved their primary residence from Canadian to Dallas, maintaining a second home on the ranch. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Canadian and of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, both in Canadian and in Dallas. Mrs. Nix enjoyed her memberships in the Mr. and Mrs. Class of Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Craig Bible Class, and the Park Cities Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, LaTrice Quattlebaum Ringham. She is survived by a sister, Patti Quattlebaum Perry of Dallas, one son, the Reverend William D. Nix, Jr., and wife Puddin, of Canadian and Fort Worth, two grandsons, Todd Nix and wife Gervaise of Austin, Colin Nix of Austin, one granddaughter, Emilie Nix McWatters of Amarillo, and four great-grandchildren, Paris Nix of Austin, Trevor Shoels, Tayler McWatters and Teagan McWatters of Amarillo and four nieces and nephews. The family is grateful for the loving care they provided Mary Alice in her last years by her caregivers, especially Patricia Moore, and for the management of her personal affairs by Rebecca Keane. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Highland Park United Methodist Church of Dallas, First United Methodist Church of Canadian, or to a favorite charity.