|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1909|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 2009|
Obituary published 29 Dec 2009 in "The Paris News", Paris, TX:a
Ida L. Alexander, 100, of Paris died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. James Barnes officiating. Burial follows in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family receives friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1909, the daughter of James Edward and Sallie Ann Anderson Alexander in Amarillo. She graduated from Denison High School and a business school. Before moving to Washington, DC, she worked for Swift and Co. in Paris. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Paris and later was affiliated with First Baptist Church in Paris. She worked as a secretary for the executive office of the President, Bureau of the Budget, under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Carter.
She received a Meritorious Service Award for her work by the president in 1967. She was an ardent student of local, state and national politics. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross in Washington, D.C., and supported The Salvation Army. She had a sharp mind for politics that stayed with her until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Marvin E. Alexander, Horace P. (Jack) Alexander and James E. Alexander; and one sister, Trudy England.
She is survived by three nephews, Marvin E. Alexander and wife, Marilyn, Phillip Steven Alexander and Richard Patrick Alexander both of Fayetteville, Ark.; one niece, Marcia Kay Conners of Fayetteville, Ark.; two grandnieces, Janet Kay Hamilton and Diane E. Christiano; two grandnephews, Anthony R. Christiano and Jonathon C. Christiano; two great-grandnieces, Lyndse K. Hamilton and Kristen N. Hamilton; one great great-grandniece, Alexis Faye Christiano.
Created by: Rebecca Craig Campbell
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
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