Memorial for longtime Edmonds School District teacher Gay Lynne Nixon will be Sunday, March 2

Ed Nixon with his late wife Gay Lynn, former President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat. (Photo from Richard Nixon Foundation)

A memorial for longtime Edmonds School District teacher Gay Lynne Nixon will be from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, March 2 at the Swedish Club in Seattle.

The Swedish Club is located at 1920 Dexter Ave N.

Nixon, wife of former President Richard Nixon’s brother, Ed Nixon, passed away Jan. 20 at her home in Lynnwood.

Nixon, 76, died of Alzheimer’s, a disease she had suffered from for the past several years. Her husband, Edward C. Nixon, the younger brother of former President Richard Nixon, was at her side, according to a news release from the Richard Nixon Foundation.

Gay Lynne Nixon was a high school math teacher in the Edmonds School District from 1967 to 1995, and then began private tutoring.

The two married June 1, 1957 and had two children, Amelie “Amy” Peiffer of Kent and Elizabeth “Beth” Matheny of Everett.

Gayle Lynne Nixon was an accomplished musician and excelled at the piano, classical guitar and accordion. She had a broad interest in learning, traveled all over the world and learned to speak Finnish, Spanish, German and Italian well enough to lead groups of students on summer tours for People-to-People.

She graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and earned her teaching certificate from the University of Washington.

Messages can be sent to Ed Nixon at

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