January 21, 2004
Calvin R. Alexander, 84, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
He was born on April 4, 1919, in Honey Grove, Texas, to Ida May and Fletcher Alexander.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a guard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his residence. He married Mickey Yohnell on Sept. 18, 1943, in Millbrook, N.Y. They moved to Portales around 1950. After the death of his first wife, he married Shirley “Corky” Kalin on Sept. 13, 2002, in Melrose.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Royce Alexander; a sister, Dorothy Johnston; a grandson, Ray Cunningham; a son, Ernie Alexander; and by his first wife, Mickey Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Corky Kalin Alexander of Portales; a son, Tim Alexander of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a stepson, Tim Kalin of Clovis; three daughters, Betty Jo Dever (and husband, Jerome) of Portales, Pam Gaines (Kenny) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Beverly Walker (John) of Ruidoso; a stepdaughter, Mary Kay Kalin of Portales; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean Alexander of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Lorene Fullbright of Comanche, Texas, and Marcella Magness of Elmer, Okla.; and a very special brother-in-law, Jay Johnston of Elmer.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny and Daniel Cunningham, Mikey Mason, Justin Jennings, Tim Kalin, Todd Sharrock and Kenny Gaines.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.