Martha Ann Juanita Nix, born Aug. 5, 1920, passed away at home on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in Brownwood, Texas. A funeral service, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday March 1, 2008, with Chaplain Dick Williams officiating. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. A private burial is planned.

Nita was the first born child of Estella and Winfield Nix. Born in Brownwood, she graduated from Brownwood High School in 1938, attended Brownwood Business College. After working as a secretary for Sears in Dallas, she returned to Brownwood to attend Brownwood Cosmetol-ogy School. Her lifelong dream of owning her own beauty salon was realized in 1960, when she opened Nitaís Beauty Shoppe on Fourth Street. She retired in 2000, at age 80.

Ms. Nix was preceded in death by her mother and father and brother, Frank A. Nix. She is survived by her sister, Della Nix Buby, Brown City, Mich.; five nieces; several grandnieces and nephews; and two great-grand nephews.

Contributions to the Childrenís Miracle Network http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/donate.php are requested in lieu of flowers.