Obituary:;Charles Marvin ‘Chuck’ Alexander
Charles Marvin ‘Chuck’ Alexander, former Mayor of Conconully, Wash., passed away Feb. 8, 2012, after a sudden illness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Alexander, whom he loved from the moment he met her on her 16th birthday. Together they had five children, Dan (Denise) Alexander, Bobbie (Jim) Stewart, Gary (Laura) Alexander, Randy (Sue) Alexander and Pamela (Chuck) Jones. He is also survived by his brothers, Jerry (Joanne) Alexander and Ron (Terri) Alexander; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; many brothers and sisters-in law; and too many good friends to count, all of whom he loved deeply.
Chuck was preceded in death by his half-sister, Edwina.
Chuck served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He then moved his family to the Pacific Northwest where he worked his way up in sales and management in the elevator business. His last working years were with Otis Elevator, of which he was very proud to be a part. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and was both a Scout Master for his three sons, and he served on the council for many years.
He loved to take his family hiking, camping and fishing, and even hiked to the top of Mt. St. Helens with a friend. He and Barbara had many wonderful years sailing in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, and they enjoyed traveling.
He was a man of conviction to do the right thing, loved to laugh and had a quiet and steadfast faith that has carried him home to be with Jesus.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at the Okanogan Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2530 Elmway, Okanogan, WA 98840. A graveside service will follow at the Conconully Cemetery, which is located on the left-hand side of the highway just before entering the town of Conconully.