Rosalia A. Alexander
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Rosalia A. Alexander
  • July 18, 1918 - May 30, 2017
  • Portland, Oregon

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Rosalia A. Alexander, 98, passed away on May 30, 2017. She was born in Matador, North Dakota to Englebert and Mary (Pausch) Gira and was raised with six siblings. Rose grew up on a family farm and moved to Chicago, and then settled in Seattle with her two aunts. Rose was married to C. Ross Alexander and together they raised three children Carol, Don and Randy in North Portland. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, sewing and driving cross country with her husband. Rose was proceeded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Francis, Bernard, Alfred, Delores and Charles; and grandson, Eric. She is survived by her brother Jerome Gira, children Carol (Michael McGarry), Don, and Randy (Leanna); grandchildren, Nicole (Jim Conley); Jacque (Jay Latour), Courtney and Brittany; great grandchildren, Anthony, Rhiannan, Emmert, Waylon, Cash, and Memphis. Rose will be laid to rest with her husband in Sunset Memorial Gardens in SW Portland.