Bill Fix – A Life Well Lived

Tribute by Jeff Lambert, Executive Director

Bill Fix passed away after 94 wonderful years. The man was a giant in the community. he quietly developed many community projects in housing, education, conservation, and recreation. He specialized in growing nonprofit endowments and financing charitable work.

He visited the Rocks of Sharon regularly in the 1950s – 70s as a climbing leader for Spokane Mountaineers. He was influential for a generation of world-class climbers including DHC president, Chris Kopczynski. 

Bill and his wife Harriet had deep commitments to conservation. The Johnston-Fix Foundation has been instrumental in funding land acquisitions in the Hills since 1966. We mourn Bill’s passing but honor his devoted work to protect the Wild Heart of Spokane for everyone.