Judith Ann (Janzen) Alexander passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Tulsa. She was born on October 24, 1938 in Ponca City to the late Jacob H. and Alice (Goble) Janzen. Judy grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1956. She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. While at OU, Judy met the love of her life and best friend, Tom Alexander, and went on to marry him on August 12, 1961. They later settled in Okmulgee, OK, in 1969.
Judy was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Okmulgee. She was the strong foundation of her family and loved them passionately. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she always had a story to share about one of them.
Judy was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Thomas C Alexander, Sr. of the home; son, Tom Alexander, Jr. of Salt Lake City, UT; son, Tim and wife, Betsy Alexander of Canadian, TX; daughter, Pam and wife, Trisha Alexander of Bixby, OK; daughter, Marie Alexander of the home. She is also survived by her three amazing grandchildren, whom she loved more than they can know, 1st LT Ryan Alexander of Ft. Drum, NY, Annie Alexander of Lawrence, KS and Emily Alexander of Canadian, TX and her brother, Robert Janzen and Barbara Flowers of San Antonio, TX. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Dr. Bob, Jr. and Julia Alexander; sisters-in-law, Dr. Ann Alexander and Kathryn Alexander and wife, Dr. Alicia Casas Celaya; a host of nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces; along with all of the friends she loved so dearly.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Judy's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Okmulgee or the Goodland Academy, 1216 N. 4200 Rd., Hugo, OK 74743.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. www.mcclendon-winters.com