La Grande, Oregon
Frank Perry Alexander Jr., 85, of Prineville and formerly of La Grande died Sept. 17 at a care center. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 21 at the LDS Church in Prineville, at S.E. Second and Idlewood streets. Burial will be at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Alexander was born March 19, 1921, to Frank and Willie McKee Alexander in Wirt, Okla. He left school at the age of 14 upon the death of his father. He worked in the cotton fields and oil fields until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp, and in 1940 served in the Army Air Corps. His last duty assignment was at the Pendleton Air Field. On Nov. 7, 1943, he married Adrienne See in La Grande.
In 1950, the family moved to Prineville, where he was employed by the Crook County School District. He was a bus driver and custodian for 28 years. He also belonged to the Special Police for 25 years, and worked at local events and dances.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being with his family. He made several trips to Oklahoma, and enjoyed watching high school sports especially baseball.
Survivors include his wife of Prineville; children and their spouses, JoAnne and Ron Thompson of Prineville, and Robert and Nancy Alexander of Albany; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carol Hensley; a grandchild, Edward Alexander, three brothers and two sisters all died earlier.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26, 2006