William Alexander

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Anchorage resident William Joseph Alexander, 22, died Dec. 24, 2007 at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
A private celebration of life for family and friends will take place Saturday.
Billy was born June 5, 1985, in Anchorage, where he spent most of his life.
His family wrote: "William 'Billy' was known by his family and friends for his caring generosity and his huge heart. He was always thinking about the other person. He was the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back when it was 10 below.
"We were praying for William to receive one of the rare miracles that baffled the medical and scientific communities, but as it turned out he was the one to give the miracles. He donated his organs to several people that were hours or days from death. It was the Christmas miracle of miracles for those people and their families when they got the call on Christmas that they would in fact be receiving a new lease on life. He was able to give the gift of life to more than one family this Christmas. We found out Billy went down and filled out the paperwork to be a donor when he was 17. He lived his life with integrity and zest and was an example to all of us.
"Billy was truly a man of the sea. He lived to be on, near or in sight of the ocean. He crewed multiple boats from the Northwest to Alaska and made many Gulf of Alaska crossings. He was working for a medical facility in southern California. He was taking courses and training for his heavy tonnage USCG master's license to operate large vessels.
"It was always important for Billy to pull everyone together for family functions and during difficult times, and he did this even to the end."
William is survived by his father, Tom Alexander; mother, Cindy Adamson; stepmother, Sharon Elliott; brothers Thomas, Jason and Jacob; and sisters, Cristen and Larissa.
Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 27, 2007