BACKUS -- Anita M. Haddix, 59, Backus, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at home.
She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Grand Rapids to George and Eunice (Kentfield) Baker. She married the Rev. Terrill L. Haddix on Sept. 3, 1966, in Grand Rapids. She worked several years as secretary to the principal of the Grand Rapids High School. She also worked in the general church headquarters of the Church of the Nazarene. She was well known in the area as a pianist. She played in the Nazarene Church, many cantatas and community events. She played many years at the Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River and was awarded volunteer of the year for this year. She worked for Cass County Social Services. In addition to hosting numerous foreign exchange students herself, she was regional director for the Intercambio Foreign Exchange Student Program. For 33 years, she and her husband provided ministry to people of all faiths in the Backus area.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Haddix, Backus, and Kyle Haddix, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Barbara Darger, Madison, Wis.; and other extended family children; three grandchildren; a sister, Janice Erickson, Grand Rapids; and two brothers, Roy Baker, Backus, and Wally Baker, Duluth.
Her parents; her husband; and a son, Wade, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene in Backus with the Rev. Melvin Patrick, the Rev. Phil Cox and the Rev. Edward Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Backus. Memorials are preferred to the Anita Haddix Fund at First National Bank of Walker, Backus Branch Office in Backus.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at the church.
Arrangements are with Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
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