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Charles Max Alexander


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Charles Max Alexander Obituary
Alexander, Charles Max
passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Charles was born on October 12, 1924, to Blaine H. and Edith Marie Alexander in Phoenix, Arizona, the third of five children. He attended Kenilworth Elementary School and later graduated in the first graduating class at North High School. In his youth, he loved horses and being involved in the Boy Scouts. After he graduated from high school, he joined the Army Air Corp and learned to fly. After he was discharged, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission. He later attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in Business Management. Before he attended BYU, he married Beth Foster on March 14, 1949, in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are the parents of five children, Mark, Scott (Jana), Jeff (Ann), Jane (Tom Barratt), Susan (Kent Deaver) and Leonard Hoschain (Eloise) a Navajo foster son. They have 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Charles was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served in many church callings including Bishop, Stake Mission President, North Carolina Greensboro Mission President, Regional Representative and Sealer in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. Charles and Beth also served together as missionaries in Nauvoo, Illinois. Charles was very active in the business community of Phoenix. He began his career selling furniture and televisions in the 1950's and later his company leased televisions to hotels. He owned and operated the Kon Tiki Hotel, Phoenix International Raceway and built custom homes. He was an active member of the North Phoenix Rotary Club and was a former president of the club. He loved spending time with his family at the beach in California and their cabin in Flagstaff, where Charles and Beth spent many summers. He was devoted to his wife, Beth, who passed away on October 24, 2015. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his younger brother, John. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Arcadia Ward building, 4225 N. 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018. There will be a visitation from 9:30-10:45 am. Services will begin at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Perpetual Education fund or the General Missionary Fund at ldsphilanthropies.org.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2016
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