Alexander, William R. VISTA -- William Robert Alexander was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1937 to William K. Alexander & Marion M. Alexander. The family moved to Vista in 1955. Bill served in the Army
shortly after and was stationed at Fort Ord. Bill worked as an electronic engineer for over 40 years developing and working on circuit boards. With his family surrounding him with care and love, this gentle spirited man passed away peacefully on Saturday November 9, 2013 at the age of 75 at Tri-City Hospital from complications of lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rebecca Alexander (Becky Fields); two brothers, Vern Alexander (Moira), Theodore Alexander; two sisters, Theresa Curtis (James), Judith Skjegstad (Steven); and loving nephews, nieces, and their families: John Alexander (Janel), William Alexander, Tracy Harris (Dave), Marie Gonzalez (Fred), Robert Tatum (Cinnamon), Brenda Calvert (Ted), Lisa Curtis, Dawn Alexander, Sara Ramirez (Jay), and Tami Odell. A Family gathering to celebrate Bill's life was held Monday, November 11, 2013. The family wishes to thank Tri-City Hospital ICU staff, Tri- City Hospital 2 Pavilion staff, and Elizabeth Hospice, for the compassionate care given to our loved one and his family. Rebecca (Becky) Alexander, Bill's wife, worked at Tri-City Hospital for 36 years.