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Howard James Alexander
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1924
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 2011
Thurston County
Washington, USA

Howard Alexander, a long time resident of Yelm, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2011. He was born September 28, 1924 in Flint, MI to Frank Lin and Hester B. Alexander. He spent his childhood in Pine Bluff, AR. He moved with his family to Portland, Oregon in the mid 40s. On July 12, 1948, he married Bettie Joe Adams. They lived in Portland, OR, until moving to Yelm in January, 1955, where they have lived in the same house for 56 years. Howard was in the Merchant Marines and traveled to Korea and N. Africa. He worked in the Olympia shipyards before joining the Weyerhaeuser Company in 1959. He retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1986 after 27 years of service. Howard was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hunting, camping and more hunting. He was an avid rock hound and long-time member of the Nisqually Valley Rock Hound Society. He enjoyed bowling and playing various card games with family and friends especially poker. Howard was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Hester; his brother, Clyde Lee; sisters, Olga and Bessie Jean; and daughter, Karann. He is survived by his wife, Bettie; sons, Howard, Jr, and Frank; daughters, Pamela and Cynthia; daughter-in-law, Krystal; sons-in-law, Ken Laughlin, Bill Bartel, and Mike Sutley; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Norman E Dodge 
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  Bettie Joe Jewell Alexander (1929 - 2015)*
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Yelm Public Cemetery
Thurston County
Washington, USA
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Record added: Apr 09, 2012
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Howard James Alexander
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Howard James Alexander
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Howard James Alexander
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