JoAnn Dundon Alexander, 79
April 30, 2016
JoAnn Dundon Alexander passed away April 30, 2016 at her home of 46 years in Pequea, PA. Born April 20, 1937 in Arlington, VA, JoAnn was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Dundon. She had only one sibling, Daniel, who passed away at a young age but was very special to her. JoAnn graduated from Washington-Lee high school and later went on to attend Mary Washington College where she graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biology. JoAnn married Peter B. Alexander on May 5, 1959. She taught high school briefly before starting a family and eventually landing in Lancaster County where she spent the remainder of her life. JoAnn and Peter would have been married 57 years this week.
Besides being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, JoAnn volunteered at hospice for 20 years and was an active member of her church and choir. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the piano and was an excellent cook, a trait she passed along to most of her children and grandchildren. JoAnn and Peter were also important members of the thoroughbred horse racing community as Pennsylvania owners and breeders for over 40 years. JoAnn was a member of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association and an avid supporter of thoroughbred retirement organizations.
In addition to her husband, Peter, JoAnn is survived by her three daughters: Margy Alexander, Julie Arbogast Alexander, and Suzanne Alexander Doncel. She also had four grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM to celebrate JoAnn’s life on Friday, May 27, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 121 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be sent to the Lancaster County Hospice and Community Care at 685 Good Dr. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
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May 08, 2016
Iam so sad to hear of your loss . I wanted to stop and thank you both many times for saving me when I was young just yesterday I picked up the phone book to see if you’s were still on the farm. I feel very sad myself right now and my heart is very heavy knowing I procrastinated so long that now I willnever get the opportunity to thank her in person. I know I was very young when I lived with you’s and thought that the way i left I did not know if and how much I upset both of you I want to thank you now Mr. Alexander for saving me at that time and even though I never contacted both of you I thought of you two many many times. Mrs. Alexander and I had many talks together especialy before bed and let me know that things at my parents house was not normal. I hope I might have lifted some of your grief. She was avery good person and at that time I could not have asked for a better”mother”.I hope to make the memorial service, I’m sharing in your grief You are in my prayers sincerly Larry Leas
- Friday, May 27, 2016
- 6:00 PM
- First United Methodist Church
- 121 N. George St.
- Millersville, PA
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