Katherine Veronica Rix
November 9, 1924 – April 18, 2018
Katherine “Nannie” Rix passed away April 18, 2018. Katherine was born November 9,1924 in Yonkers, New York to William and Mary Casey Grotendorst. Katherine graduated from Aquinas Hall in the Bronx in 1942. She married William D. Rix on September 1,1946. They raised four wonderful daughters; Christine, Rosemary, Nancy, and Kathy. William Rix died November 18, 1969 after they had just moved to Dallas. Katherine was a devoted Mother, kind, sweet, brave, with a great Faith in God. Katherine is survived by her four daughters and their spouses, Jim & Christine Zoeller, Rosemary and Richard Fougerousse, Nancy and John Kraft, Kathy and Jon Hogan, and 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A visitation for Katherine Rix will be this Sunday night from 6-7:30pm on April 22, 2018 at the Ted Dickey West Funeral Home - 8011 Frankford Road in North Dallas. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday April 23,2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church of Dallas at 10am, preceded by the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 9:30am. A reception will follow immediately at the church. In lieu of flowers, family and friends can contribute to the Katherine V. Rix Ursuline Academy Scholarship Fund in care of the Catholic Foundation – 12222 Merit Drive Suite 850 Dallas, Texas 75251 972-661-9792.
- Christine Zoeller, Daughter
- Jim Zoeller, Son-in-law
- Rosemary Fougerousse, Daughter
- Richard Fougerousse, Son-in-law
- Nancy Kraft, Daughter
- John Kraft, Son-in-law
- Kathy Hogan, Daughter
- Jon Hogan, Son-in-law
- William D Rix, Husband
- William Grotendorst, Father
- Mary Grotendorst, Mother
- Katherine "Nannie" Rix leaves behind 14 cherished grandchildren and 20 beloved great grandchildren
- JR Kraft
- Michael Kraft
- Billy Kraft
- Patrick Hogan
- Tommy Fougerousse
- Michael Zoeller
- Bill Zoeller
- Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Holy Rosary Monday, April 23, 2018
- Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 23, 2018
Katherine Veronica Rix
April 22, 2018
Katherine Rix was the calm in the middle of the storm, not only for her family but for so many friends, throughout her life.
Quoting the psalms and the saints, she encouraged and comforted, teaching perseverance, “Wait on the Lord, be stouthearted and wait. The answer will come. Trust in the Lord.”
She was the dam that held back the flood waters from engulfing her children when her husband died suddenly at 46, securing each of her girls in private, Catholic high schools and Universities on Work/Study programs and grants.
Her wisdom was epic and her optimism endless. Because of her faith she forgave so easily and turned everything over to God.
No matter what the circumstances cast upon her she would always, bravely, begin again and “Put one foot in front of the other,” and “Do the thing at hand”.
A gracious, holy mother, filled with God’s grace, she persevered and triumphed throughout many challenges in this life by praying constantly, patiently waiting, walking daily, dancing to her Big Band songs and loving us all endlessly!
We know that she is with God and his angels and is praying for each of us, here on earth, till we are united once again!
Thank you Mom for your life and your love.
“You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy, I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice and no one will take your joy from you.”