|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1925|
Santa Clara County
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 2011|
Catherine Doane Alexander, a native of San Jose, passed away in Davis, On Sunday,Jan.23,2011.Shr attended St. Leo's Elementary School and Notre Dame High School and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1945. In 1946, she married William Alexander and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in 2004.
She worked beside her husband, Bill, in San Jose as the interior decorator for his custom homes. Many of the residential developments built by Bill Alexander still exist today and are well known as Quality communities in the willow Glen area. They enjoyed their life on Mulberry Lane raising their children and entertaining their many friends.
In 1965,Catherine and Bill moved their family to Winters to start a new life with the purchase of the Pleasants Ranch. They were known in their California sun dried tomatoes. Catherine was very involved in the ranch and ran the packing shed and fruit stand. During the month of May and June, she was known as " Cherry Lady." Many times Channel 6 (KVIE) would arrive at Pleasants Ranch to do documentaries on the cherry crop and dried fruit operations. Catherine always included everyone at the ranch and she and Bill loved having friends and family over to enjoy the country life and Bill's Monet Garden." 2001 began a new chapter in their lives when they moved to their final destination together, Carmel.
"Nothing pleased Catherine more than having the family over for dinner. She will be remembered by her many friends as a fabulous cook, the consummate party hostess, the one possessing a positive outlook on life, a lover of adventure, a steward of etiquette and sophistication, and a great mother to her children. She also loved the game of bridge and played golf into her 70s.
She was the loving mother of Leslie Barth (Stan) of Esparto, Lindsey Bressani (Steve) of Folsom, Lorie Linsey (Michael) of Sacramento, Matthew Alexander (Penelope of Hillsborough, and Lisa Alexander of San Francisco. he had nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was affectionately referred to by her grandchildren as Mom and Cath.
he was respected by everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. Her memory will last forever in the hearts of all her friends and family. A private family mass will be held.
Winters Express 1-27-2011
Created by: Delores Sorenson
Record added: Nov 09, 2013
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