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Graveside Service

Safford Cemetery
Friday October 15th, 2021

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Shirley Alexander

Shirley June Alexander entered into peaceful eternity on October 8, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born on July 13, 1937, on her great-grandmother's Jane Pender's farm, near the town of Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The Lord chose absolutely wonderful parents for Shirley; Sylvester (Buck) Deweese and Ernestine Cape Deweese.

Shirley met her soul mate in 1955, Harold L. Alexander. They were married on June 5, 1955, and were together for 64 years. Of this union, two exemplary children were born; Harold L. Alexander Jr. and Rosalynde Alexander.

Shirley was predeceased by: her husband, Harold L. Alexander; and parents, Buck and Ernestine Deweese.

She is survived by: her two children, Harold L. Alexander, Jr. (wife, Teresa), Rosalynde Alexander (fiancé, Steve); sisters, Carol Jean Deweese Clark, Rosemary Deweese Rice (husband, Dick); nephews, Brent Perkins, Brian M. Rice; and nieces, Andrea Jones (husband, David), Blanche Holubik (husband, David), and Tawana Fox-Taffolla.

Graveside funeral services for Shirley will be conducted Friday, October 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in the Safford Cemetery.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, Friday afternoon, October 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (MST).

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I was truck driver for Metcalf Mill. I'd have to go get paperwork from her in the Machine Shop. She was a delightful person and very kind to me. Harold (aka. Hammerhead, that was on his hard hat) worked in the Tin Shop. He was a riot to be around, always happy go lucky and a spinner of funny yarns and history that made me laugh! I know it's a sad time, but good memories need to be told. Shirley would say he was onery but in a loving way. Now they're together again so sorry to moss the funeral today. They both were good folks. Surely missed. Prayers to the family.

Gabrielle’Sugar Bear’ Miller Oct 16 2021 6:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Bobbie Basham Burns Oct 15 2021 10:51 PM

Shirley was simply the best...a kind soul that treated me with kindness and love. Rosalynde, I love you! I'm so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the entire family.

Jimmy Ray Oct 15 2021 2:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Jesse W Smith Oct 15 2021 1:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Jackie L Bradford Oct 15 2021 12:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Steve Quinn Oct 15 2021 8:44 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rosalinde. I remember seeing your mom at our tennis matches. She was always so nice and greeted me with a big smile. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Rayshele Kerrigan Oct 15 2021 2:55 AM

The memories and friendship goes back many years and it started in Stargo. My mother was good friends with Shirley and that's how I met her. The visits on the phone were so special to me, I loved to hear her stories , I admired this very wise woman and wish we had visited more . She was so kind and loving to me. My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Rosalynde, and Harold, Jr.

Brenda Ruedas Oct 14 2021 12:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Craig and Kathy Sircy Oct 13 2021 10:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Alexander

Jackie Quinn Oct 13 2021 2:54 PM

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