Alexander, Ellis J. "Alec" Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) (Age 86) of Austin, TX, passed away on January 2, 2008 in an Austin Nursing Center. Alec was born on February, 22, 1921 in Sioux City, Iowa to parents James Madison Alexander III and Corda Peale. He was a Pilot for the United States Airforce who flew B24 Liberators for the 8th Air Force in Europe during WWII. Alec was a 3rd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and active in the Lodge in Moville, Iowa. He was a founding member of the WWII Memorial, the Sierra Club, the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Although he never had one, Alec loved motorcycles or anything else that went fast. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will leave a long legacy of "Daddaw-isims" for generations to come, the final of which must be, "Wow! What a Ride!" Alec is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jewell Alexander; son, Ellis Jay Alexander Sr. and wife Margot of Manassas, VA; grandchildren, Ellis Jay Alexander Jr. and wife Janelle of Ogden, UT and Paul Alexander and wife Kelly of Manassas Park, VA, and great grandchildren, Ellis Jay Alexander III, Karsen Alexander and Madison Alexander. He is also survived by his brother Jack Alexander and wife Lyn of Broomfield, CO, as well as, many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Austin. Committal Services and interment will follow at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
J Jewell Alexander
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