Doris Evelyn (Lindley) Alexander

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

(January 3, 1916 - March 22, 2002)


The Lusk Herald
March, 2002


Doris Evelyn Alexander

Doris Alexander was the daughter of Clifford Grey and Edith Belle Lindley. She was born in Bedford, Iowa, Jan. 2, 1916. She graduated from Manville High School in Manville. She loved to play basketball as a child and played her entire four-year career at Manville High.

She married Alvin George Alexander on July 18, 1933, in Hot Springs, S.D. Alvin and Doris owned and operated a ranch south of Manville and Doris was employed as a cook by the Manville school system for 27 years. She touched the lives of many children, always providing a warm meal and a kind word. She was active in the church and many community organizations in the area. After Doris and Alvin retired, they moved to Lusk and lived there until moving to Torrington.

Doris' friendly attitude and zeal for conversation will long be remembered by the many people who knew her. More important than her gift of friendliness might be her overwhelming desire to help those in need. Mrs. Alexander will be remembered for her kind heart and being the type of mother and grandmother that every child in this world needs.

Doris is survived by her husband, Alvin of Torrington; her son Eldon and his wife Sonja of Manville, daughters Billie and husband Bob Park of Sun City, Ariz., and Carol and husband Jim Mueller of Torrington; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a sister Margorie Lee of Torrington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. March 26 at Cicmanec Funeral home in Lusk, with Pastor Mark Lohr officiating. Interment followed at the Manville Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.


ALEXANDER HOME SCENE OF FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SUNDAY
The Lusk Herald, 7-26-1973

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Alexander were honored by 114 guests Sunday afternoon in celebration of their 40th Wedding Anniversary. The Open House was held at the Alexander home in Manville from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Hosts for the party were the children and grandchildren of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Alexander, Heidi and Jason, Lusk, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parks, Bobbie, Teresa and Todd, Cody and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mueller, Rusty, Brian and Scott, Torrington.

A white cake decorated in pink with wedding bells and silver balls highlighted the reception table. Guests were also served pink, green, and white mints, nuts, punch and coffee.

Mrs. Louis Bowen cut and served the cake, Mrs. Hazel Knudsen served punch and Mrs. Edna Fullerton poured coffee. Leah Winder attended the guest book.

Mrs. Alexander greeted the guests in a light blue dress with which she wore a red rose corsage and Mr. Alexander wore a red rose corsage boutonniere. Other floral arrangements, gifts from family and friends decorated the home. All those assisting at the Open House wore white carnation corsages.

Out of town guests attending were Dennis Johnson and Lori, Rialto, Calif., Mrs. Elizabeth Fosher, Mrs. Katrina Mariegard, Mrs. Emma Elders, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Radford, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemke, Mrs. Wilma Bigner, O.M. Rasmussen, all of Torrington; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Alexander, Casper; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Alexander, Fort Morgan, Colo .; Mrs. Emma Fillerup, Thermopolis; Mrs. Wanda Harris, Kathy and Larry, Denver; Roger Scott, Albuquerque; Misses Carmen and Karen Mangis, Billings, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs.. Harry Burke, Lander; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese, Shawnee and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lee, Riverton.

A dinner for the family members was held at the Valli-Hi restaurant in Torrington Saturday evening.












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