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Emilie Frances Alexander
May 27, 1949 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Emilie Frances Wooten Alexander was born May 27, 1949, in Paris, Texas, to James Austin and Mary Lee Wooten of Idabel, Oklahoma. She attended Idabel High School, graduated from San Marcos Academy in Texas, then attended the University of Oklahoma. Frances was voted “Personality Plus” in school and lived up to that title by making friends everywhere she lived.
Because of her experience in Marketing and Public Relations, she excelled as the Activities and Public Relations Director of Colonial Lodge where the residents there adored her.
Mays’ Home Health Care and various nursing employments inspired her to become involved in health improvements for McCurtain County. She attended committee meetings to offer suggestions for Dog Wood Days, Fall Fest, Kiamichi Family Medical Clinic, the Carl Sherman Plaza, and several other planning sessions. Nursing homes were treated to her homemade snacks and small gifts during the holidays, family and friends recall. Little River Community Playhouse was appreciative of her help in introducing the theater group to the public.
Frances and her husband, Cal, resided several years in Hot Springs Village, recently moving to Greenbrier, Arkansas. They spent much of their time traveling in their motor home and their three little dogs to destinations which included beaches, cruises, and places to read and bask in the sun. Trying out new restaurants, shopping, and cooking were her hobbies.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Lee Wooten, sisters Charlotte Art and Mary Edith (Madie) Campbell, and son Dr. James Christopher Martin.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Calvin Alexander, sister Jennifer Wooten, and grandchildren James Camden, Marielle Blaine, and Evan Christopher Martin. She also leaves one nephew, five nieces, including her lifelong friend, Jo Carole Smith.
Frances was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Idabel. She was a member of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and was a current member of the Arkansas Democratic Party.
Her earthly journey ended on August 1, 2023 in Little Rock. The family will have a visitation Friday, August 11, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm in the White Family Chapel. Close friends are welcome at graveside services at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 11, 2023 at Denison Cemetery.