David Brian Hixenbaugh Born: 1/11/1957 Passed 3/18/2007 David passed away in an automobile accident while escorting his daughter to the University of Arizona. David was raised in San Diego, Redlands and Palos Verdes Estates, California. He graduated from Palos Verdes High School (1975) and the University of Southern California (1979) where he was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He resided in Palos Verdes Estates. He is survived by his mother Virginia Hixenbaugh, Daughter, Brittany Hixenbaugh, Son, Brandon Hixenbaugh, Betsy Hixenbaugh of Palos Verdes Estates, Ca and his sister Jan (Greg) Clarke of Woodinville, WA. Proceeded in death by his father Ralph Hixenbaugh. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel on Sunday, March 25, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. Until 7:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Monday, March 26, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A reception will follow. "The Hixenbaugh Family Fund" c/o Andrea Jacobsson 3008 P.V. Drive West, Palos Verdes, Ca 90274, has been established at the Bank of America, 22 Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, Ca.

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  1. Dearest Betsy, Brittany, and Brandon, The sad news reached me in Hawaii while I was visiting Alana. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  2. Dear Hixenbaugh Family- I am truly saddened and very sorry to hear of your loss.David was such a happy and proud father. He will be missed by all. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Sincerely, Marc Jimenez & Family (Your Gardener)

  3. To The Hixenbaugh Family: We want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss and that our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this most difficult time. God Bless Love, Mary and Kathleen Gleeson

  4. Dear Brandon, Betsy, Brittany, and Virginia While at the Carmel tournament yesterday, Saturday, March 23, we watched our team rise up to the occasion, and play the number 1 team in California. The refs commented on how Palos Verdes was “bringing the game” and they were glad to see that a team wasn’t afraid to challenge the number one team. We ran into one of the opposing team’s parents a few hours after the game, she saw that we were wearing our Palos Verdes Sea Kings sweatshirts, and quietly looked around to see if anyone was listening, then leaned in to us and quietly said, “You had all of our parents really scared on the side-lines this morning. We don’t like to lose, and we were really scared”. During the next game, while watching Brandon score, I heard David’s voice cheering amongst our parents, and knew in that moment that he was there watching Brandon and our team, just like he has done all of these years. I realized he had been there all weekend with us. I know he will be with us always. People like David never truly leave us. I will be listening for his voice on Tuesday against Culver City cheering on Brandon and the rest of the boys, and know he will be there at the score table looking over Kevin, Darrell, and Ali’s shoulders’ making sure they don’t miss a thing. To a Great Father and Friend Kevin, Kathi, Jamie, and Matt Moen

  5. Dear Betsy, Brittany and Brandon, We are so sorry. Your husband, dad and friend loved you so much and was so proud of you all. Those feelings will be with you always. God bless you and care for you. Kathy, Amy, Bernie and Mike

  6. He was a very special person, his smile and love for life was contagious. As a friend he was always there, helping if you needed help and mentoring when you needed guidance. I have so many found memories of David, but the one that makes me smile the most is singing to the mama and papas then laughing at how bad we sounded. David thanks for teaching us to enjoy life; I am grateful for knowing you.

  7. To the Hixenbaugh Family: Deepest condolences. The memorial tribute you created was beautiful. Hixy was a sweetheart. I know so many fraternity brothers’ hearts are breaking over his passing. He will never be forgotten. I’ll always remember his smile at his wedding. No man ever looked happier. After so long, I got to see Hixy a couple of years ago – he pulled out the family pictures and couldn’t have been prouder. He most certainly lives on in those gorgeous children and in so many hearts, forever. Linda McCarty Reno, NV

  8. Dearest Hixenbaugh Family, David was a friend to all. Anyone who knew him couldn’t help but love him. He was always ready to smile, laugh and cry with you. You knew it because he’d always pick you up when things were down. Thank you David for your friendship,. . you’ll be missed. May God bless you and your loved ones. –Bill Islava

  9. Dear Hixonbaughs Our thought and prayers are with you at this very sad time. We feel your sorrow. Myrna and Crystal

  10. Betsy and Brittany, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you both and Brandon everyday. I pray that you will find peace during this tough time. With Love, Elizabeth Murphy

  11. Dear Hixenbaugh Family, We were so saddened to hear of the tragic news of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you since. He must have taken such pride in having a beautiful family. My hope is that this along with the love and support of family and friends will be your anchor in the weeks to come. I have learned quite a lot about loss during the past year and my heart hurts for you. Please know that others really do care and are holding you close. God bless you all, Pam, Bob and Catherine Moore

  12. Dear Betsy, Brittany, Brandon and Virginia, We just found out about David today from an E-mail from Eric. We are all so sick in heart and saddened to have heard the tragic news. I can’t begin to tell you all how sorry we are about your loss. David was one real special person and we all have very fond memories of him. Please accept our deepest sympathies and how sorry we all are. Love and Hugs to you all, Love Janice, Jessie and Jinger.

  13. Dear Betsy, Brittany, and Brandon, I am so sorry to hear of David’s death. He will be watching over you. Betsy, sorry I was out of town until yesterday. Kathy called me. Our love and condlences, Allyn and Natalie Trott

  14. My sincere and deepest sympathy go out to David’s Family and Friends. I got to know David through my association with Sizzler and he was someone who you instantly loved and respected. I had an opportunity to chat with David several times in January as he was looking forward to a new Chapter in his career and as usual was the ultimate networker and everyone he met could not help but be taken by his energy and enthusiasm and his outlook on the Foodservice business as well as his Life. What was most remarkable about David was his love for his family and the people that he worked with throughout his career. But in particular in both our e-mail exchanges and phone call discussions, he was amazed and overwhelmed by the support he receieved from his friends and colleagues but most especially from his Family. He was emotionally overwhelmed by the love that he felt and the strength that he gained through your kind words and silent support. We never get enough time it seems on this earth and when we lose someone like David it is so terribly difficult. But knowing in some small way the Love and Appreciation that David had in his Heart for all those who touched his life and in particular his deep and special Love for his children and his family will be carried with him and can provide comfort to all of us through all of time. We are all better people because of David and it was an honor and a privilege to have known this wonderful man. Kerry Kramp

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