Carl Richard Alexander, 94, of Glenns Ferry and Featherville, said goodbye to his sister, daughters, and granddaughters, made peace with his maker and answered his last call May 17, 2010.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21, at the Glenns Ferry VFW Hall with a viewing preceding the service at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at the Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Carl was born to Dean (DW) Alexander and Alena (Snider) Alexander on July 10, 1915, in Fox Valley, Ore.. They moved to Gooding, Idaho, in 1918. Carl graduated from Shoshone High School and attended college in Gooding.
He married Anna P. Tuel in 1935 and they were blessed with two daughters.
He was married two other times over the years to Vi Rockwell and Fay Pruett.
Over the years he was a farmer, rancher, builder of dams and bridges, cowboy, and a mason, but construction was his craft. He was good at it and passed along his knowledge to many.
His true love was the Pine-Featherville area where he owned a cabin and spent as much time as possible. It was there that he taught so many of us to swim, fish, hunt and work. Numerous A-frames and buildings in that area were built by his hand.
Carl was a character. He had a story, joke or cute saying for every occasion and he never met a tavern he didnšt like. He made friends easily and their ages spanned decades. Most of us were "cuter than a pinto pup" at one time or another.
Carl will be missed by his sister, Helen Jones of Gooding, his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Robert McCrea and Janice and Lerry Heath, all of Glenns Ferry, his randchildren, Robert McCrea Jr. (Paul) of Michigan, Donna
McCrea of Wisconsin, Julie (Bill) Winter of Glenns Ferry, Debbie (John) Bergh of Hagerman and Gary (Angie) McCrea of Illinois, his great-grandchildren, Jimmy Kearns, Shelly Kearns, Carla Kearns, Mike Kearns, Todd McCrea, Rusty Shaw, Alana Nugent, Ian Nugent, Charlie Winter, Richard Ogden, Dustin Ogden and BriAnna Winter, six great-great grandchildren, and step-children Rodney Brower, Kay, Rita and Ricky Rockwell. Carl also leaves many nieces, nephews, a ton of friends, his Poplar Grove adopted family, including Bonnie, Elaine, Nancy, Alisha, Karen, Carolyn, Janet, Carla and Maria.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gene and Merrill, and an infant daughter, Mary Carol.
Grandpa, when you get the Heaven, may you be met by smiles, hugs and "A few kind words."
Donations can be made in Carl's name to Pine-Featherville EMS, 16 E. Trish Drive; Pine, ID 83647, or a charity of your choice.