Clarissa Alexander

Died: Wed., Apr. 25, 2018

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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Clarissa (Doxtator) Alexander was born March 5, 1934 in Oneida, Wisconsin to Clifford and Melinda Doxtator as the 3rd of 11 children. She was delivered at home by an Indian woman physician – Dr. Rosa Minoka Hill.

Clarissa graduated from Seymour High School and attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence Kansas. Having the opportunity to transfer to the Umatilla Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency in Oregon, she applied, was offered the job and moved to Pendleton, where she would make her lifetime home.

She met and married Ervin Parr and together they had three children – Isaac, Terri and Pamela. They later divorced.

She then met Stanley Alexander. They married and added to the family with Laurie, twins Sandra and Melinda, and LeAnn. In 2015 ,Clarissa and Stan celebrated the milestone of their 50th wedding anniversary. A family and community gathering was held at the longhouse with their family and friends.

She was always a sports fan. She was a member of the Monday Night Women’s Bowling League for many years and also traveled to different tournaments. Along the way, she made many lifelong friends.

When she wasn’t participating, she was watching. Clarissa was a spectator at the many sports events of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She grew up in Oneida, WI just outside Green Bay and, as such, was a lifetime Green Bay Packers fan. Second to the Packers, she also cheered on the Seattle Seahawks.

Clarissa was also an avid baseball fan, having supported her father and brothers on the Oneida teams. And later, Stan on the Umatilla team. She was also a Seattle Mariners fan.

In addition she followed college sports including Washington State, , Washington, Oregon and Arizona State. The schools where her children and grandchildren attended.

Along with sports she also attended the other school events of her family – band, orchestra and choir concerts.

Clarissa was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers - Clifford, Jr, Donald, Roman, Allen and Victor Doxtator and, 2 sisters – Rachel Reed and Pat Doxtator. 

She is survived by her husband Stan, sisters Marilyn Danforth, Ruth Ann Miller and Gloria Doxtator; Son – Isaac (Marie), daughters – Terri (Ivan), Pam (Dave), Laurie (James), Sandra, Melinda and LeAnn; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Clarissa’s family would like to extend a thank you to the St. Anthony and Kadlec care teams.


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Andrea Hall & Family + Aunt June Parr
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Condolences from our family to yours ~

Dana Quaempts & Family
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Our Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Frank and Donna Kinnaman
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Our heart felt sympathy to your family. She was one of the most gracious, loving lady that we have ever known. She will be missed.

Chet and Ron Halfmoon
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
We are saddened by the passing of a dear friend of many years and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Terri and Isaac plus the surviving Alexander family. We offer our prayers, a spiritual bouquet, for her soul. We will miss seeing her when we come back to Nichtyoway and a tug at our heartstrings that a fine human being has gone to the other side. May she rest in peace.

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Many fond memories of Clarissa will remain with me for rest of my existence! She will be missed by me and many many others. I share my condolences with the family and her many friends!

Ed and Terri Taber
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers to Clarissa’s family. Clarissa was one of the most wonderfulandlovely people we have ever known. Even though we are sad atlosing her, we are so blessed to have known her.

Angela Nein
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
My thoughts love and prayers are with your Family. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly

Leander Danforth
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family of aunt Clarissa! My she R.I.P. and prayers of strength for her family and relatives left behind! Our condolences!

Don Motanic
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for Terri, Issac and the family. I was glad to share a lunch with Clarissa and Stan last June during the Tribe's graduation event. It was fun to catch up and share a laugh and food. As a young manager returning to the reservation back in the 80's, I really appreciated her positive attitude when things would go a bit crazy sometimes with Greg, Phil and Bill in the front BIA office.

Shannon Roberts
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
What a wonderful woman. Always a kind word and a beautiful smile. I am sorry for your families loss.

Jo Thompson and family
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Such a great lady. Am going to miss her smile and our little chats that we had at the PO.

Sondra Kerby
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Love and Prayers I Love your Mom very much she always had nothing but positive words! With heartfelt blessings to the family for strength an much love Sondra

Greg Goad
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Clarissa was always a warm
and caring person, and for us all, an inspiration of how to be the kind of person
who sets the best example I know of, of always treating others with kindness an respect. I never talked to her with out feeling up lifted afterword. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Douglas Nash
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Phyllis and I were so sorry to hear of Clarissa's passing. She was a wonderful lady, always smiling and always friendly. I am glad that we a had an opportunity to see and talk with her several weeks ago. We can only offer our condolences to the family who must have many valuable memories to cherish.

Norma & Jerry Scott
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Happy journey Clarissa. We'll miss you.

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