Obituary: LaVon Alexander
November 18, 2014
LaVon "Cookie" Alexander died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Kremmling.
Cookie was born July 12, 1926, to Artie and Vera (Scott) Cook, in Oakley, Kan. She graduated from Oakley Consolidated High School in 1944, and moved to Denver, where she worked at Mercy Hospital, Gus's Bakery, and the Cobusco War Plant.
In August 1945 she entered the Telegraphy School for training, and in September 1945 she went to work for the Rio Grande Western Railroad. She worked between Denver, Pueblo and Craig, eventually ending up in Winter Park and Hot Sulphur Springs, where she met and married Gerald "Tuffy" Allison in 1948 and had three sons, Terry, Jerry and Gary. She later worked in the Clerk and Recorder's office at the Grand County Courthouse.
After divorcing Tuffy, Cookie married Jim Alexander in 1971. They met while both were working at the Jameson auto dealership in Kremmling. Cookie and Jim lived in Heeney and ran C & J Automotive in Kremmling. After Jim passed away in 1989, Cookie moved to Hot Sulphur Springs. While living there she worked as a postal clerk in Parshall and as the switchboard operator for the Grand County Courthouse.
Cookie enjoyed quilting, playing bridge with her friends, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Rex, and husband Jim. She is survived by her sons Terry, Jerry and Gary (Polly); brother Orie; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a great-great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. To send a condolence to the family or share a photo go to her web page at http://www.grandcountymortuary.com.
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