Alvin George Alexander

Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James
Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James

(February 21, 1911 - January 30, 2005)

The Lusk Herald
February 2, 2005

Alvin Alexander

Alvin Alexander passed away Jan. 30, 2005 in Torrington.

Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at the Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk with Pastor Gary Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Dellview Cemetery at Manville

Alvin was born in North Platte, Nebr. on Feb. 21, 1911, the son of George and Rena Mary Valentine Alexander.

In 1916 Alvin's family left Nebraska and traveled by covered wagon to Muskrat Canyon, to homestead. Alvin's job was to take care of the horses. His brothers Leo, Floyd, Oscar and sister Esther lived on the homestead and to the delight of his nieces, nephews, sons and daughters Alvin would relate the stories of their homestead days and how they lived.

In 1934 Alvin married Doris Lindley. They had three children, Billie, Carol and Eldon. Alvin and Doris made their home in Manville. They loved their family and enjoyed their neighbors.

Alvin worked hard at various jobs but his life centered around his farm/ranch near Manville. He faithfully attended the Manville Church and supported all of the Manville school functions.

Alvin and Doris moved to Lusk to make their home. They took great joy in entertaining family and friends, enjoying the community activities, and going to church.

When failing health made a move to Torrington necessary he always spoke of Niobrara County as his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris and his brothers and sister.

He is survived by his son, Eldon Alexander, wife Sonja; daughter, Billie Par and husband Bob; daughter, Carol Mueller and husband Jim; grandchildren, Bobbie Tyler, Teresa, Todd Park, Rusty, Bryan, and Scott Mueller, Heidi Kramm, and Jason Alexander; nineteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Emma Alexander, Bette Alexander, and Marge Lee; one brother-in-law, Jack Lee and many nieces and nephews.

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