Gerald DeWayne Alexander

Gerald DeWayne Alexander

May 01, 1934 - October 09, 2021
Mission Viejo California

Gerald DeWayne Alexander

May 01, 1934 - October 09, 2021
Mission Viejo California


Alexander Gerald DeWayne
May 1, 1934 – October 9, 2021

Gerald (Jerry) Alexander passed away with family at his bedside following a tough seven year battle with ALS. Jerry’s great love of life is the gift he left to his loved ones.

Jerry was born in Seattle, WA to Kay Bridges and Howard Alexander. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School where he played basketball. He went on to Monterey Community College. When the Korean War broke out he joined the Navy where he served on a destroyer chasing Russian submarines along the Pacific Rim. On returning home he attended Seattle University where he received his degree in Business Marketing in 1958. lt was there that he met his wife, the very beautiful Janice Morgan. They married and had three children. He was proud of his career in sales in the freight and shipping industry. His career led to relocations in Akron, OH, Lubbock, TX and finally to Mission Viejo in 1975. They lost their beloved daughter Tamara in a tragic traffic incident in 1986. Janice lost her battle with melanoma shortly after. Jerry would not give up but soldiered on. With all great fortune and blessings he connected with the second love of his life, Janet Ure, and they were married in 1987. He spent the rest of his life in the loving company and care of Janet. They lived an active and adventurous life, playing tennis, sailing and traveling. They relished their lives in their beautiful Mission Viejo home, sipping Jerry’s favorite vodka tonics in their backyard.

He is survived by his loving wife Janet, son Trace (Renee), daughter Teresa Kowalski (Rich), step-daughter Lori Waller (Jerry), sister Nancy Miller (Roland), ten beloved grandchildren Dayna Underwood (Mark), Jon Belinski (Alyssa), Mason Waller (Rachel), Jake Belinski (Molly), Kyle Waller, Emily Alexander Dylan Berry, Evan Kowalski, Caroline Alexander and Matt Alexander, and five beloved great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jerry was larger than life and was an extremely proud husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa. He leaves us full of laughter, love, fun, outrageous pranks and stories.

He was a kind and honorable person and will be missed greatly.


Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: November 2, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: November 2, 2021 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Riverside National Cemetery
  • Location: 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (951) 653-8417

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14 responses to Gerald DeWayne Alexander

  1. Our love and prayers for Janet and family. We have great memories of our Happy Hours with Janet and Jerry.

  2. Judi Moore says:

    Whenever I was in the company of Jerry and Jan – I had to have Kleenex with me because my makeup would get all over my face with tears of laughter!!!! Such a funny and FUN man he was. Jerry and Jan were quite the couple. My love, hugs and prayers for Jan and family. The world is not so bright anymore.
    Love Judi

  3. We were so very sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry was always able to effortlessly put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathies to Janet and all of his family.

  4. After a long seven year battle with ALS, we say goodbye to my grandpa today. My Pa was the best! We probably watched Bad News Bears and Grease a hundred times together. He was always pulling your leg and there for a good belly laugh.
    When I was a little girl he told me that I had a cousin named Charles…. Who was actually a Chucky doll. (The beginning of my love for horror I guess £) Back in those days we didn’t have Amazon, so he drove all around looking for a doll to bring home. I’m the oldest of the grandchildren so now I had a friend to play with when I visited. It wasn’t a Barbie, but a doll possessed by a serial killer holding a knife nonetheless, but that’s Pa for you. A complete riot of a personality and lit up a room with his charm. He would sneak in his vodka tonics in a water bottle to attend my basketball and softball games. He would save condiments all year like ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, and then pass that out to the trick or treaters £¦”â™€ï, like he’s just the best!
    The most kind, patient, and witty person all in one. I’ll miss you Pa. Bittersweet, but now you can watch over us pain-free 
    I love you so much ‡

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