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Patricia Ann Alexander

October 7, 1944 — July 26, 2021

Patricia Ann Alexander was born on October 7, 1944, to Earl and Irma Wheeler in Minnesota. Patricia graduated from Tech High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Following high school, she attended cosmetology school and worked as a beautician. She then attended art school.

Patricia married Larry Alexander on November 22, 1968, in Des Moines. Patricia worked at the state office building in Des Moines and then at JCPenney's for years; all while also working at a beauty shop. Later in life, she went to nurse's aide training with her daughter, Wendy. Together, the two of them took care of Pat's father, Earl until he passed. Pat and Larry moved from Tama to Denison in 2012 and lived at Heritage Heights until Larry's passing. Wendy admired her mother for caring for her parents and she wanted to do the same. Wendy became certified and cared for Larry and Patricia for nine years.

Patricia was a very talented artist. She loved to draw and she loved doing hair. She enjoyed playing Bingo. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family.

Patricia passed away on July 26, 2021, at Accura Health Center in Manning, Iowa, at the age of 76 years, nine months and 19 days.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Larry Alexander on September 2, 2020; son: Craig Alexander on March 19, 1979; and sister: Geraldine Wheeler. She is survived by her daughter: Wendy (Alberto) Vazquez of Denison; three grandchildren: Carlos (Annamarie) Martinez, Richard Martinez, and Micxi Vazquez (Dylan Murray); three great-grandchildren: Aubriannah, Athena, and Stacey; and many other relatives and friends.

A private family visitation will be held and Pat's final resting place will be next to her husband in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa.

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Private Interment

Friday, July 30, 2021

Oak Hill Cemetery

State St, Tama, IA 52339

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