The Norman Transcript


March 22, 2013

Catherine Anna Spink Alexander



Catherine and John had four children and many assorted pets. They enjoyed growing roses and cacti and planting trees on their small plot of land in western Norman until John’s death in 1969. In 1972, she married Andrew “Andy” Alexander. After 10 years of marriage, they separated but eventually reunited and moved to a small home outside Seminole, where they lived happily until Andy’s death in 2009. In 2010, she moved back to Norman to stay with her son, Russell and his wife Cynthia.

After her retirement from Griffin Memorial Hospital in 1985, she continued to learn all that she could about medicine. Catherine took a particular interest in the study of natural and alternative medicine. She loved dogs, bird watching, walking in the country, quilting and a good cordial argument (she usually won). Catherine loved her children and grandchildren. She never gave up on them, helping them when she could and even housing them if necessary. She never grew bored with life and lived it to its fullest. She will be greatly missed. A special thanks to Holiday Heights Nursing Home and Faith Hospice for their wonderful care.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands John and Andrew.

Catherine is survived by her brothers Charles of Claremore and Roy of Buffalo, Mich.; sister, Agnes Falkner of Castle Rock, Colo.; children Miriam Peters of Slaughterville and her three children, Shane Marsh, Jason Marsh and Clarissa Hites; son, Russell Spink and his wife Cynthia and children Christa Haywood, Cathy Van Winkle and John Spink; daughter, Carol and her children Sarah Boehme, Joseph McKinzey, Vanessa McKinzey and April Kunselman; and son, Paul; six grandchildren; and Andy’s children and grandchildren and the Maginnises.

Norman Transcript, Friday, March 22, 2013

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