Wilma Laverne Alexander

Nov. 9, 1929 ~ Sept. 3, 2017


Wilma Laverne Alexander 87, long time resident of Copperas Cove passed away September 3, 2017 in Temple, Texas.  Wilma was born on November 9, 1929 in Flo Texas to Theodocia Montgomery Smith and Edward Lovington Pate.  

She married Therman Alexander in Palestine, Texas on October 13, 1945.  She was preceded in death by husband 1SG (Ret) Therman Alexander and daughter Jeanie A. Barton, infant brother Archie Pate, sisters Winnie Hosea, Patricia Pennington, Chilie Boley and Laura Dale Warren. 

Wilma is survived by brother-in-law B.E Boley of Elkhart, daughters and sons-in-law Darla Jeanette and Ronnie Duckworth of Crawford, Maudie Ann and David Mckinney of Fort Worth, Janice and Samuel Coltharp of Copperas Cove, Docia and Gene Craft of Pflugerville, Audrey Jo and Earl Davis of Waco and Laura Kay and Larry Miller of Hillsboro; 16 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.  

Wilma attended Oakwood, Texas public schools and graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1983. She was a member of the National Social Science Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa, Central Texas College. 

Wilma was an Army spouse of 27 years and was Mother, Mema and Grandmother of the Year to her children and grandchildren. 

The family is grateful for the love and friendship of neighbors Cora and Charles Downard of Copperas Cove and the loving and caring Staff of the Oncology Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

Guests may call upon the family for a time of visitation on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove.  Wilma will be laid to rest at Wheelock Cemetery in Flo, Texas.

You may express condolences to the Alexander family by visiting www.crawfordbowers.org  

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