Sunni D Alexander

Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

8:00 AM Wed., May 17, 2017
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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Sunni Dawn Alexander went to the Creator on Saturday May 13, 2017 after a 2 year battle with cancer.


She was born on September 26, 1974 to Randy and Hilda Alexander.  She was named by her uncle Les Alexander with a name that suited her personality.  She was quick with that beautiful radiant smile of hers.   When she was six weeks old her parents returned to work, so she was cared for by her grandparents Red and Anita Alexander, up through grade school. They nurtured her mind and spirit, establishing an unbreakable bond.  As her cousins say “Sunni Dawn owned grandma and grandpa”.


She attended Sherwood Elementary, Sunridge Middle School, and graduated in 1992 from Pendleton High School.  Right after graduation she gained employment at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center.  She also worked at Wildhorse Resort and Casino and CTUIR.  She made many lifelong friends through her years of employment.


She became a mother to LaRiah Marie Alexander in 1999 and Nicolas Pearce Alexander in 2006.  Her children were her greatest joy.  She loved spending time with them which became harder in the last couple of months.  She still could enjoy hearing their incessant chattering and bickering.  She would smile knowing that they were nearby.

Sunni enjoyed reading, gaming, arts and crafts, especially her beadwork.  She loved spending time with friends and family.  Catching up with what was happening on the homeland.

She is survived by parents Randy & Hilda Alexander, children LaRiah and Nicolas Alexander.  Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family.   She is proceeded in death by her younger sister Brandee Marie Alexander, grandparents Red and Anita Alexander, Alphonse and Florence Halfmoon.  Several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local cancer center in her name. 

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Ruth Fenton
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Sunni was one of my favorite students. She had such a gentle soul.

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