Vicki Marie Alexander Dowden
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SHREVEPORT, LA, Vicki Marie Alexander Dowden, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, in Fairhope, Alabama, after a brief illness. She was 59.
Vicki was born November 6, 1953, in Pensacola, Florida, to parents who preceded her in death, Earl Lester Alexander and Ethel Marie Shirley Alexander White.
Vicki was a graduate of Louisiana State University - Shreveport and taught the Pre-school Handicap Curriculum for many years in Bossier Parish. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons: Dr. Bradley R. Dowden, his wife Dr. Jaime Boudreaux, and their two sons Cayden and Bryson of Broussard, LA, and Dr. Craig M. Dowden, his wife Amy, and their three daughters Ava, Alivia, and Anna Marie of Fairhope, AL; her father, Ross White, of Shreveport, LA; her five sisters: Terri Alexander McIlwain and husband Jim of Baton Rouge, LA, Sandra Alexander Frith and husband Steve of Haughton, LA, Tina Alexander McManis and husband Rusty of Bossier City, LA, Janet White Ford and husband Tim of Longview, TX, and Tina Marie White, of Bossier City, LA; three brothers: Earl "Bubba" Alexander, Jr. and fiance´e Renee Fanning of Shreveport, LA, Glen White of Annadale, VA, and Mark White and wife Patti of Shreveport, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the physicians and nursing staff at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL, for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bossier City. A Rosary will precede the memorial service and begin at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.
Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2013