On Sunday, November 8, 2020, Carloss Dean Alexander passed away surrounded by his family. Dean was born on December 29, 1937 in Post, Texas to C. E. and Mary Eunice (Redman) Alexander. He grew up near Enochs, TX helping his family pick cotton and with other farming responsibilities. He earned a Chemistry degree from Texas Tech in 1955. He married Judy Carol Byrum on November 25, 1966 in Lovington. Dean owned and operated C. E. Alexander & Sons Dairy with his brother Dal, until they sold it in 1987. He then focused on farming and ranching. He later ventured to Brazil and farmed soybeans until he returned to ranch in Roswell, NM. He was a natural leader and entrepreneur and he tackled everything he did with a positive attitude and confidence. Dean never let a job go unfinished and did not accept defeat. He was an avid reader, golfer, pilot and he loved to go fishing.
Preceding him in death was his father, C. E.; one brother and sister-in-law, Dal and Sandra Alexander and one sister: Charlene Marr.
Surviving him is his mother, Mary Alexander; his brother: Robert "Bob" Alexander; his wife of 46 years, Judy Carol Alexander; one son: Matt and wife Kathi Alexander; one daughter: Suzanne and husband Andy Schaap; six grandchildren: Brett, Scott and Nathan Alexander, Liam Annaka and Gabby Schaap and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 202 at 11:00 am at Resthaven Cemetery in Lovington, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Ratliff Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dean to Lovington High School FFA,
% Julie McCarthy, Central Office, 18 West Washington, Lovington, NM 88260.
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