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Alice Alexander, 94, of Red Bluff, formerly of Chula Vista, Calif., died of complications due to dementia, Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Red Bluff Health Care Center where she had been living for the last six months. No services are planned. Cremation will take place.
She was born Alice Lorraine Butler on July 8, 1917 in Spokane, WA. to Harry and Madeline Butler. She married Forrest Alexander on May 28, 1938, in South Gate, Calif. The couple moved their family to Chula Vista in 1952 where they lived for 48 years until moving to Fort Collins, CO. to live with their daughter Mary Ide and her family. Alice had lived in Red Bluff since 2003 where she was cared for by her daughter Mary Ide, her daughter and son-in law Sharon and Doug Davis, and Tammy Lujan a dear friend.
Alice had been a homemaker for 62 years. During that time she also worked a few years in a hospital as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She loved caring for her children and grandchildren and others who needed her help. She enjoyed, among other things, music (especially singing and playing piano), sewing, swimming, hiking and camping in the mountains, and playing with children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Alexander, her sister Dorothy Youngberg, her step sister Betty Sandvigen, and her step brother Ralph Flippen.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sharon (Doug) Davis recently of Newhall, CA and Mary Ide of Red Bluff, CA; three grandchildren, Brian and Stephen Davis, and Katie Ide; and two great-grandchildren Noah and Audrey Davis. She is also survived by her step brother John (Carolyn) Flippen of Tehachapi, CA. Alice will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Published in Daily News on June 22, 2012