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Doris L. Alexander

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 17, 2013 @ 4:22 pm In Obituaries | 6 Comments

Doris L. Alexander, 84, of Lancaster, PA; wife, mother, and now with God passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at home under the loving care of family, friends, and Hospice.

Born October 6, 1929 in Lancaster, PA.  Daughter of Allen and Kathryn Sweigart.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clair H. Alexander.  Also, survived by her sister, Gladys Childs of Denver, CO. and sister, Ruth Johnson of Strasburg, PA.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Allen Sweigart Jr, and sister, Shirley Rineer.

She will be lovingly missed by her children, Connie Chamberlain of  Lancaster, PA, Mark Alexander and wife , Debra Jones-Alexander of Hilliard, OH, and Pam Darrah of Lancaster, PA.

Doris was blessed with three grandchildren, Whitney and Dana (children of Mark and Debra) and Clarese (child of Pam). Further blessed with two great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Dylan.

She lived a very full and rewarding life…her years of  faithfully serving at Redeemer Lutheran Church as Council Member, Youth  Leader, Alter Guild, Sunday School Teacher along with many other activities.  She was also an animal lover and a pioneer at the beginning development of Hospice of Lancaster in 1980.  Some of things she enjoyed were the beach, music, dancing, playing games, church camp and always helping others.

Viewing will be held, Monday October 21, 2013 from 6 to 8pm at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA.  We will celebrate Doris’ life with a memorial service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 500 Pearl St., Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7 to 8pm following a viewing from 6 to 7pm.  In lieu of flowers, Doris requested that memorial contributions be made to Hospice & Community Care,  P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Condolences for the family of “Doris L. Alexander”

Condolence from Carol Barton on October 18th, 2013 12:29 pm

Mr. Alexander, Connie, Mark and Pam: I am really sorry to hear about Mrs. A’s passing. I am in San Diego but one of our other friends let me know. I remember Mrs. A and my mom being room mothers at Mifflin and I remember Mrs. Alexander being our Brownie leader! She was a very lovely lady and I am sure she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Barton

Condolence from Susan Brouwer ( niece ) & Sandy Weber ( niece ) on October 19th, 2013 2:26 pm

We send our deepest sympathy at the passing of aunt Doris . All our love and prayers to you all.

Condolence from Gary and Terri Daniels on October 20th, 2013 4:46 pm

Alex, Connie, Mark, and Pam,

We were quite shocked to read of Doris’ passing in the Redeemer bulletin yesterday (Oct. 19). We are thinking and praying for all of you in your time of loss. I (Gary) miss working with Doris on Social Ministry, although I am active here at St. Paul’s in Millersburg. Terri misses her insights at Bible Study groups as well as her sense of humor. We both know how much she enjoyed helping others. She will be greatly missed here, but she is now at home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where we all will be one day.

Gary and Terri Daniels

Condolence from Jim and Debbie Wirth on October 21st, 2013 8:21 am

Mark and Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She made a positive impact on many, many people and set a great example of which I see in you Mark.

We will keep you all in our prayers.
Jim and Debbie Wirth

Condolence from Linda Valentino on October 21st, 2013 1:47 pm

Mr. Alexander,Connie,Mark,Pam and Your Families,
God Bless Your Family. Such A Great Lady.I will Always see her Smile and Treasure All the Wonderful Fun-Filled Memories. You are All in My Prayers,

Condolence from Ken Barton on October 22nd, 2013 5:09 pm

Mr. Alexander, Connie, Mark and Pam:
My sincerest sympathy to all on the passing of your wife and mother. I remember Mrs. A being at Mifflin ES with us…seems like forever ago! I hope your treasured memories will help you at this time…

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