In loving memory of

Garry Alexander
October 24, 1945 - May 9, 2022

Garry Alexander, 76, of Ames passed away on May 9, 2022, at Acura Healthcare of Ames. A memorial service will be held on May 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa. With a burial to follow at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Garry was born on October 24, 1945, to Albert and Zora (Thompson) Alexander, in Des Moines, Iowa. The family made their way to Nevada, Iowa where Garry attended Nevada High School and was a graduate with the class of 1963. He then attended Ellsworth College and soon joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Minot, North Dakota. On October 6, 1973, Garry married the love of his life Christina Miller in Nevada, and the two would make their lives together. They were blessed with a daughter, Jennifer.

Garry worked in the Media Recourses in Pearson Hall at Iowa State University from 1975 until 1998, when he transferred to the WOI Instructional Technology Center until his retirement in 2001.

Left to cherish Garry's memory is his wife, Christina, his daughter Jennifer, and daughter-in-law Moira.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Zora, and his sister Patricia Mae Rodick, and many Aunts and Uncles.

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Sandra Trca wrote on May 16, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. Garry was always a joy to work with at First UMC. One of my favorites! Sandra Trca"

Keith & Jean Bailey wrote on May 14, 2022:

"We are so sorry for your loss. Gary seemed to always have a smile and a good word. Keith sat with him in lodge a number of times. We will miss him at FUMC. He fought a good fight for a good while. Regards Keith & Jean Bailey"

Betty Gordon wrote on May 11, 2022:

"Chris and family, My heartfelt sympathies to each of you on the loss of your beloved husband and dad. I'm so glad we got a chance to know Garry here at Windsor Oaks before he became ill and in the nursing home. I loved his wit and stories. He truly listened to folks when they were talking. I enjoyed having Garry and Chris at our potluck meals. May God comfort you in the days, months, and years ahead. Chris, we are here for you to talk to at Windsor Oaks anytime you need to talk or cry. Betty Gordon"