Orren Mixer - Gracelawn - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 40.138 W 097° 28.874
14S E 637457 N 3948295
Quick Description: Artist, Orren Mixer, was well-known for his Western artwork, particularly paintings of livestock and horses.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 3:55:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXPK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 7

Long Description:
Gracelawn Cemetery is a City cemetery, established in the late 1800s. On the western side of the cemetery, in the newer sections stands the headstone of Orren Marion Mixer, Jr. This is a large, two-tone granite double marker with a curved top and flower urns on each side. The marker has many items engraved on it, including the head of a longhorn steer, a horse, a horse's head, and Indian alphabet characters. One of the cross bars of the "X" in his name is a long Indian spear. Also engraved are the words "Circle M Ranch."

Orren Mixer was born in Oklahoma City and attended Kansas City Art Institute from 1938-1940. He worked as a graphic artist in several states. He was known for painting Western scenes, particularly livestock and horses. He had a home and studio near Arcadia/Edmond. The western engravings on his headstone reflect the subjects of many of his paintings.

Orren Mixer's inscription reads:

JULY 18, 1920
APRIL 29, 2008

Is Gravestone Showing Occupation or Hobby?: Occupation

What is depicted occupation or hobby?: Artist

Date of birth: 7/18/1920

Date of death: 4/29/2008

Access hours and days:
The cemetery gates are always open, except for Halloween at dusk.

Visit Instructions:

Original picture of grave(nothing should be placed on grave stone).  Logs with pictures which are deemed to be inappropriate will be deleted.

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