Jean Wilson Alexander

Profile Updated: June 15, 2020
Jean Wilson
Residing In: Ormond Beach, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Robert Alexander--deceased
Occupation: Retired teacher
Children: Bill Alexander born 1967---deceased 2016
Brian Alexander born1971
Grandchildren Amanda born More…1988
Brandon born1995
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Reunion



I graduated from Indiana University in 1964 and started teaching in Bloomington, IN . I met my husband at that school (he was the principal ). We were married 43 years untill his death Aug. 12,2009. We raised 2 sons and both of them live here in Murphysboro where I live. I also have 2 grandchildren and 2 grand-dogs. We moved back to Il in1966 where Bob was Supt. of Schools at Fisher, Il for many years and then Champaign County Asst Supt of Schools. We moved to Murphysboro where he finished his career untill retirement in 1987. I taught off and on at all these places. When he retired, I ended my teaching career,also. I then became manager of a furniture store and went on many trips as a buyer ( it is great fun to spend someone else's money ) I left there to care for my husband until his death. Now I keep the books and help my 2 sons run their 2 businesses. I haven't figured out how to stay retired...maybe someday...

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Jul 16, 2020 at 2:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Dan's death.I have to tell a funny story about the day I met Dan. I don't remember if it was kindergarten or 1st Grade but Dan joined the class a few days after school started and the teacher introduced him.  That night I went home and told my Mom we got a new boy in our class and his name was Damnit Duck!  The next day she asked the teacher his name and she said Dan McDuff.  We all had a good laugh .   Rest in peace my friend.

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Jul 16, 2020 at 2:42 PM

So sorry to hear about Stan's death..He was a good friend and a great athlete. My sympathy to his family.

Jun 15, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Happy Birthday dear old classmate.Hope you have a great day!!!!

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Another year has gone by and another birthday is here for you. Hope it is a great day for you.

Dec 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's death..I so enjoyed our jr. high and high school friendhip. We shared pizza parties,slumber parties,and many fun times.  Rest in peace dear friend.

Dec 05, 2015 at 10:18 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARILYN. Sorry I am a couple days late but I didn't want you to think I forgot. Hope you had a great day and ate lots of cake and ice-cream!!!! Hoping our paths cross at the next reunion..Health and happiness to you and your family.

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Aug 08, 2015 at 12:33 PM

So sorry to hear of Schubert's death.  He was a wonderful person.  My sympathy to his family.  I remember he and I won a dance contest in high school and how much fun we had.  Many fun times with Dave Ellington, George Rolla, Schubert, Pat Browning, and several others.  RIP my dear friend!  Sounds like you had a very good and successful life.  Prayers to your family.

May 22, 2015 at 8:33 PM

I am so saddened to learn of Judy's passing.  We were friends as children and our mothers, along with Bill Kodros's mother, were in a bridge club together. We children shared lots of playtime together and many fun swimming parties during the summer.  Those were great days.I have fond memories of  time spent with her during reunions.  She will be truly missed in Oct. at the 55th.  My sympathy  and prayers to her family.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
My oldest son, Bill, and his children, Brandon and Amanda
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Senior Prom May 1960

Dave Ellington and me
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Summer 1960 Good-Bye Party before I left for Indiana University
Schbert Cresswell, Dave Ellington, George Rolla Donna Browning and me. Patty Browning took the photo and we are all pointing to where she should be sitting
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Now we are going wayyy back to Horace Mann -sixth grade.Left to right:Bill Bettendorf, Charles Richmond, Anita Blaney, Jeanie Wilson, Michael McKee, Bernice Ringering, Linda Galliher, Judy Logan, Eddie Webb, Saundra White, Mrs. Pruitt, David Horn
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Mr. Peterson's 6th Grade Horace Mann 1954

See class list below thought it might be more fun to read it in the handwrinting of a sixth grade girl.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Here is the class list in my own writing in 1954
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Slumber parties in the 1950's.This was taken at my house (Front center R to L)Patty Barton, Jeanie Wilson, Myra Ingram,Donna Lindsay,Judy Hershey,Cecilia Diaz,Cindy Byford,and Judy Logan
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Baking Contest 4th Grade Horace Mann
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Pie Baking Winners Spring 1952 4th Grade
Sandy Rives,Sally Siebenthal, and me.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Another Party at my house. Not sure of date