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Rethel M. (Norton) Alexander

September 7, 1926 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 94)

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On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Rethel Alexander, special mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 94.  Rethel was born on September 7, 1926 in Booneville, AR. to James and Early Norton. She married Dell Alexander on June 18, 1948 in Artesia, NM. They had seven children.  She received an AA Degree from Delta College in 1981 majoring in Business also earning a Certificate in General Office in June of 1981. She worked as a secretary/office person in several businesses in Stockton, California and Bakersfield, California.  Rethel's hobbies were shopping, sewing, crocheting, reading, drawing, painting, taking pictures and spending time with her children. She played piano, guitar and mandolin. She also taught her girls to play piano and instilled in them a love of music. Singing in church was a big part of her life for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents: James and Early, one son Jackie, two daughters: Sharon and Judith, her husband Dell, three sisters: Irene, Delia, and Bytha, one brother Paul. She is survived by her son Terry, three daughters: Sandra, Donna and Nancy, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

An online Service of Remembrance will be held at her daughter, Donna's home from 1 to 3pm, Saturday, March 13, 2021.  Interment will be at Park View Cemetery in French Camp, CA where she will be buried next to her husband.  Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin assisted Rethel's family with arrangements.  To leave a message of condolence please go to

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