Emma Lois Alexander

May 9, 1917December 27, 2010

Lois Alexander, 93, of Davenport, IA, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. Cremation will be done with a private family funeral service to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made at .

Lois was born May 9, 1917 in Hanston, KS to Jess & Myrtle (Black) Horton. She was united in marriage to Ralph Alexander on June 13, 1936 in Dodge City, KS. Lois and her husband operated the family farm in Burdett, KS for many years before retiring and moving to Casa Grande, AZ. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1991.

Survivors include: 2 Sons Gail (Martha) Alexander, Pasadena, TX Gene (Carol) Alexander, Portland, OR

3 Daughters Kay (Gary) Hendershot, Davenport, IA Nancy (Cecil) Wikel, Ward, AR Mary (Dave) Godfrey, Ajo, AZ

11 Grandchildren 18 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild

Several Nieces & Nephews


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Karen Johnson

December 30, 2010

Dear Alexander Family,
Many people go through the garden of life stepping on the flowers. Aunt Lois stayed on the path, and not only watered the flowers, but she planted and nurtured them as well.
She was a life long role model for me. Her kindness and love legacy will live on for generations.
God will welcome her with the same warmth and love she welcomed all of her guests.
She was a blessing.
My sincere condolences to you all.
Love, Karen

December 30, 2010

Dear Kay and Family,
I have enjoyed caring for Emma, she was a wonderful woman, and she loved you all,and told me that many times. She now is where so wanted to be, with her mom..who I know she missed and loved dearly. Bless you all.
Sue.. Hospice Compassus

December 30, 2010

Re: Emma Lois (Horton) Alexander
We will long remember “Aunt Lois” as the loving gentle woman, who could have been easily compared to Super Woman, The Best Cook in the World, or Most Caring Mom, Aunt, and Friend in the World.
I first met “Lois” in 1950. My future mother-in-law invited me to go to Kansas with the family. Lloyd, Dad Kenneth, Mom Doris, siblings Anita, Gerry, & Lila Alexander. We would have Christmas with ALL the Alexander Family. Grandpa & Grandma Homer Alexander, Kenneth’s brother Ralph & Emma “Lois”, and all of Lloyd’s cousins: Gail, Kay, Nancy, Gene, & Mary.
They worked a large farm, which grew wheat certified for seed. They also raised some cattle, hogs, sheep, & chickens. I was a small town girl from a small family & never knew a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or cousin. That farm, Lois & the whole family was like heaven to me. Lois was the glue that held all of it together, seemed to take care of everyone & every detail. Most surprising to me was how she seemed to do everything so perfect. Each of her children got special attention. Her meals were delicious & best of all everything was “homemade”. I have said it many times & will repeat it: “Lois is the BEST cook in the world”! As a complete mother & homemaker she was tops & very special. She will remain in my heart forever, as one of the most positive influential people in my life.
Lois was a descendant of sturdy, Christian, American people. Her linage traces to very early settlers in this “New World” from the Mayflower.
Remembrances by: Earlene G. Alexander (