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Jessie Mae Messick Alexander
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1914
Death: May 17, 2005

Jessie Mae Messick Alexander, 90, a Colfax County Pioneer and Educator, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the Colfax General Long Term Care in Springer, NM. She is survived by her sons, Raymond L. "Lin" Alexander and wife, Sharon, of Cochiti Lake and P. Robert "Bob" Alexander and wife Carol of Santa Fe; grandsons, Robert Kaleo Alexander, Ben Alexander, and Adam Alexander; granddaughter, Noelle Alexander; sisters, Fern Randall and husband, Gregg, of Las Cruces, NM, Nita Rosso of Santa Cruz, CA; brothers, E.P. Messick and wife, Betty, of Dexter, NM, Norman Messick and wife, Pearl, of Commerce, TX., Harlan Messick and wife Gaylia, of Boerne, TX; aunts, Vergie Jackson of Hobbs, NM and Geneva Langford of Wellington, TX; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Jessie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse P. Messick and Elsie Langford Messick and her brother-in-law, Dino Rosso. She was born on December 11, 1914 in Wellington, TX and moved to New Mexico in a covered wagon when she was just one year old. Jessie Mae was raised on a ranch near Abbott, NM and graduated from Newton High School. She attended Texas Tech University where she obtained a B.A. in History, in 1938. Jessie Mae later obtained a Masters in Education, in 1951, from Highlands University. She served in the WAC during World War II. Mrs. Alexander taught school at Cottonwood School near Wellington, TX and in several Colfax County Schools including Johnson Mesa, and a one room school in Abbott and Raton. She was elected to the office of Colfax County Superintendent of Schools for the final term of office in 1955. Mrs. Alexander then taught school in Albuquerque for 24 years primarily at Kirtland Elementary. She was a long time member and active in many activities at Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, as well as Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Alexander lived several years at Ponce de Leon Retirement Center in Santa Fe and most recently at the Colfax General Long Term Care Facility in Springer. Services will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, Saturday, May 21, 2005, 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Springer Cemetery in Springer, NM. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Paul Messick (1892 - 1987)
  Mary Elsie Langford Messick (1894 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Rex Lin Alexander (1915 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jessie Mae Messick Alexander (1914 - 2005)
  Mary Juanita Messick Rosso (1920 - 2013)*
  E P Messick (1926 - 2005)*
  Norman Ray Messick (1928 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springer Cemetery
Springer
Colfax County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: NA 10
 
Created by: L. Garcia
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47131376
Jessie Mae <i>Messick</i> Alexander
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Jessie Mae <i>Messick</i> Alexander
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Jessie Mae <i>Messick</i> Alexander
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- L. Garcia
 Added: Dec. 17, 2010
 
 
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