October 1, 1926 – March 3, 2020
Dolores Marie Clarke Alexander, 93, passed away March 3, 2020. She was the only daughter to William and Cecil Clarke born in Galveston, TX on October 1, 1926. Mom married and loved only one man – Charles Goode Alexander. She was 22 when she married in 1948 and they were married for 41 years. Together they raised three daughters Diane, Carolyn and Janice. Dolores was a talented seamstress; she put patterns together and guided us girls towards sophisticated patterns and beautiful fabrics. She sat many an hour at the sewing machine creating fashions for us. Both she and dad worked hard providing us with a loving, stable, safe home. She worked in the home as a homemaker and mother, supported dad and worked side by side, as they built their retirement home together from scratch on Lake LBJ. Dolores gave of her time to her daughters, grandchildren Jason, Mallory, Travis and Trent; great grandchildren Nolan and Isla; church and friends. She delivered “meals on wheels” for years in the Hill country; she became a master gardener and spent a lot of her time outside enjoying nature. She loved colorful flowers and songbirds. She was always eager to pay her way and was very generous with all of her family. Another of her past times was painting; she was very good at it and incorporated a lot of detail in her paintings. Mom always wanted to travel; she was up for new adventures in new places and was thankful for her journeys with family and friends. She took care of her father in his time of need as well as dad when he became ill. Daddy died in 1989 mom was left to take care of her elderly father when her mother passed. Mom was very independent and maintained her house and financials very well. She would paint the house and tend to other general home repairs as she could; all of this was done in honor of daddy! She often spoke of dad remembering moments of love, hard work and struggles as well. She missed him very much in her life! He passed away in 1989. In her latter years, she was thankful for her healthy life, daddy, her daughters and family and friends. She understood how lucky she has been! Dolores is survived by her daughters Diane and husband Fred Simmons, Carolyn and husband Kenneth Curlee, and Janice and husband Thomas Wycoff, grandchildren Jason McLawchlin, Mallory and husband Josh Green, Travis and wife Fiona Wycoff and Trent Wycoff and great grandchildren Nolan and Isla Wycoff.
- Graveside Service Friday, March 6, 2020
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March 11, 2020
You were a Mom to many, but particularly the Curlee family. You have been with the Curlee family through many ups and downs and through our losses, being there to help us through. We will miss you, Mom, and will remember your positive attitude and beautiful smile.
Love you always,
Janna Curlee Taylor
March 10, 2020
I will always be grateful for the creative passion I observed in you. It led me to a lifelong love and career that sustains me to this day. Your strength and resilience will abide in me.
March 5, 2020
I will miss you desperately, but will look forward to moments of reflection when I will feel you close and know you are there with me when I need you. I will always need you, I will talk to you often, but wish that your vibrant spirit allows you to soar. We were truly the “lucky ones!” Love you forever!
March 5, 2020
You were filled with a zest for life on earth, but you have now entered into an eternal life in the heavens. Mom, we will never forget you as the days and years go by. Love, Diane and Jason