Nathan Miles Dix, missing since December 24, 2008, was found April 9, 2011. He was born January 18, 1977, in Rochester, Minn.

He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1997. After moving to Eugene, Ore., he attended Lane Community College. He worked as a cook and finishing carpenter. He married Jennifer Conley on November 22, 2003, in Coburg, Ore., they divorced in 2006. Nathan loved nature, ferrets, art, photography and skydiving.

His survivors include his parents, Gary and Karen Dix, of Talent, Ore.; and two brothers, Shawn Dix, of Rochester, Minn., and Conan Dix, of Mesa, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 30, 2011, at the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home in Ashland, Ore. Memorials may be made to the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary, P.O. Box 458, Eagle Point, OR, 97524.

www.oregontigersanctuary.org.

Arrangements in care of Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.

www.litwillersimonsen.com.