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 Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, 2010

OBITUARY - JERRY DEAN McALEXANDER

Jerry Dean McALEXANDER, son of Kenneth and Virginia (WALTERS) McALEXANDER, was born December 13, 1948 at Creston, IA. He graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1967. Jerry served in the Vietnam War from February 24, 1969 to September 28, 1970. On March 3, 1972 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Cheryl TRAVIS and to this union four boys were born; Jeff, Tim, Pat, and Andy.

He was lovingly cared for by his wife Rosalie till the Lord called him home on May 12, 2010.

Jerry was a farmer who loved the land and the animals he cared for. Jerry was a member of the Tingley American Legion, an active member of Trinity Christian Church, a little league coach and also had played several years of fast pitch softball for town teams. He was a 4-H leader, swine and horse superintendant for 4-H, and was on the County Fair Board for many years. He also had a passion for riding horses. During his teenage years he rode with the Humeston Saddle Club and then as his boys got big enough to ride they rode in the Union County Saddle Club. He passed on his love of horses to his sons and also the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Rosalie; sons Jeff (Tara) McALEXANDER, grandchildren Kennedy, Jalyn, and Tanner; Tim (Sarah) McALEXANDER, granddaughter Caroline; Pat (Melissa) McALEXANDER, grandsons Dylan, Jordan, and Collin; Andy (Beckey) McALEXANDER; his parents Kenneth and Virginia McALEXANDER of Ellston; brother Larry (Cathy) McALEXANDER of Treynor; sisters Shirley McALEXANDER of Beaconsfield and Deborah (Danny) Van HORN of Bloomfield; mother-in-law Betty TRAVIS of Creston; brothers-in-law Bruce (Dee) TRAVIS of Creston and David (Jean) TRAVIS of Creston, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Bruce TRAVIS Sr. and his grandparents Riley and Ora McALEXANDER, Leland WALTERS, and Helen MEIER.

Services were held Saturday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m., Trinity Christian Church of Decatur City with Rev. Terry ROBERTS officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT, Garylyn IMEL, Rose McALEXANDER and Nancy GATES.

Casket bearers included Jon McALEXANDER, Jason McALEXANDER, Chris JACKSON, Jamie TRAVIS, Clint TRAVIS, Adam TRAVIS and Curt TRAVIS.

Military rites were conducted by Emmett Liles Post #541 American Legion and National Guard Honor Squad.

Jerry was laid at rest in the Ellston Cemetery, Ellston, Iowa.

Arrangements by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr.

SOURCE: watsonarmstrongfh.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://aurora-24708.tributes.com/show/Jerry-McAlexander-88509953

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2010

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