OBITUARY

Carolyn R. Alexander

December 7, 1922August 22, 2011

Alexander, Carolyn R. (nee Conner), safely in Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 22, 2011.Beloved wife of the late James F. Alexander, dearest mother of Alexander, Carolyn R. (nee Conner), safely in Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 22, 2011.Beloved wife of the late James F. Alexander, dearest mother of Kay L. (Tim) Surwillo and Joni (Sean) Smith, Dear grandmother of Neil Balani, Alexander Smith and Erin Smith, only daughter of the late Alma and William (Bill) Conner, dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Carolyn was an eternal optimist, a life long member of Hope U.C.C. Church, served for 72 years in her sorority and worked tirelessly to provide scholarships for college girls. Very proud of her 3 grandchildren, loved being with family and was happy that her daughters were close to her. She was an animal lover, her last companion Heidi she had for 12 years. She was an excellent student, she went to college at 16, an expert rifleman, artist,violinist, married to James F. Alexander for 50 years, she was a teacher and librarian for 27 years, involved in Sigma Tau Sorority for 71 years, involved in College club which provided scholarships for girls, involved in other organizations such as Panhelenci, provided scholarships for Cleveland High Association, Susan Blow Foundation and was involved in PTA and was president at one time.

Memorials in Carolyn’s name may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Hope U.C.C. Church, or Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation.

Visitation at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY, 6464 Chippewa at Watson, Thursday August 25, 2011 from 3-8 P.M., thence in state Friday at Hope U.C.C. Church, 6273 Eichelberger from 9:00 A.M until service time at 10:00 A.M. The interment Kay L. (Tim) Surwillo and Joni (Sean) Smith, Dear grandmother of Neil Balani, Alexander Smith and Erin Smith, only daughter of the late Alma and William (Bill) Conner, dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Carolyn was an eternal optimist, a life long member of Hope U.C.C. Church, served for 72 years in her sorority and worked tirelessly to provide scholarships for college girls.

Memorials in Carolyn’s name may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Hope U.C.C. Church, or Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation.

Visitation at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY, 6464 Chippewa at Watson, Thursday August 25, 2011 from 3-8 P.M., thence in state Friday at Hope U.C.C. Church, 6273 Eichelberger from 9:00 A.M until service time at 10:00 A.M. The interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Place memories and condolences at www.hoffmeistercolonial.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 25, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Church Service Friday, August 26, 2011
REMEMBERING

Carolyn R. Alexander

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September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 Carolyn was a delightful member of the St. Louis Panhellenic Gavel Club. Her presence will be missed as well as her contributions. Emily LaBarge

Flowers Family

August 28, 2011

The light that Carolyn brought to those who knew her will live in our hearts forever. Our condolences to the Alexander family.

Nita Steck

August 26, 2011

Carolyn was such an asset to the St.Louis Alumnae Panhellenic. I only knew her a few years but she was a model
representative for Panhellenic spirit.

Karen Kaul

August 25, 2011

Carolyn was a tireless member of the College Club and she will be sorely missed.

Marilyn Beiter

August 24, 2011

My condolences to Carolyn's family. She was a super lady, very gracious and knew so much about Panhellenic life. She was a very active member of Alpha Sigma Tau and a treasured member of St. Louis Panhellenic. She will be remembered and missed very much.

Beth Meyer

August 24, 2011

My daughters and I were saddened to hear of Carolyn's death. She was truly a lady - always very gracious to us when our paths crossed at Hope UCC. I enjoyed being in Bible Study with her on Sunday mornings. One of my fondest memories was that every year when I wished Carolyn a happy birthday, she would tell us how Jim always kidded her that there were two disasters on December 7th - Pearl Harbor and her! Condolences to and prayers for Carolyn's family and friends.

Terry & Brenda Surwillo

August 24, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.