Alina Barbara Nixon
Alina Barbara Nixon was born on November 17, 1928, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Her parents were Aline Davis Corbin and Hansford J. Corbin II. Barbara died on October 5th, 2019.
She met Floyd G. (Nick) Nixon in 1945 while he was stationed with the U. S. Air Force in North Carolina. He had just returned from serving in Europe during World War II. They were married on December 6, 1946. Her husband was a career officer, so this began nineteen years of moving around the United States and to the Philippines or wherever her husband was stationed.
Barbara is survived by her three children, Floyd Nixon, Jr., Karen Crawford, and Ron Nixon. Barbara felt very blessed with also having two grandchildren, Jason Crawford and Kayla Elise Nixon, all of whom she very much adored.
Nick and Barbara moved to Santa Barbara in June, 1964, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, and in 1965 Nick retired from the Air Force and went to work for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He became the Business Manager of that University.
Barbara worked in Santa Barbara for many years as an Escrow Officer, Real Estate Loan Officer and the Manager of a savings and loan branch.
In January, 1978, her husband retired from the University of California, and they began twenty years of extensive traveling. They very much enjoyed their many trips around the United States, to Europe, the Middle East and throughout Mexico. Her companion, friend and lover, her husband Nick, died in October of 2000.
Barbara’s husband, children and grand-children were very precious to her. Her family was her life.