from the "Kennebec Journal"
The Rev. Calvin Alderney Alexander, 83, and his loving wife C. Phyllis Alexander, 84, of Gardiner were promoted to Glory Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born in Sebasco Estates, Dec. 1, 1918, a son of Henry W. and Estelle McKenney Alexander Sr. She was born in Cundy's Harbor, March 25, 1918, a daughter of Arthur A. and Gertrude M. Cromwell Darling. They were married on Feb. 6, 1937.
He was a fisherman for many years before being called to the ministry. He pastored many Nazarene Churches in the Maine District, as well as churches in Hookset, N.H., Johnston, Vt., and Cranston, R.I. He worked very hard and truly enjoyed serving his Lord and Savior.
She was a loving and devoted wife who was always there for Calvin during the hard times as well as the good. She was an integral part of her husband's ministry and performed many tasks supporting him.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Ellsworth "Tom" Alexander and Clyde Alexander; and two sisters, Lois Alexander and Alberta Nickerson.
She was predeceased by a half brother, Harold Darling.
Survivors include two sons, Warner Alexander and his wife, Ellie Manion, of Sebasco Estates and Calvin Alexander and his wife, Sharon, of Pataskla, Ohio; two daughters, Ilene Hinds of Bath, and Sharon Shaw and her husband, Daniel, of Rockland; Calvin's five brothers, Walter "Bud" L. Alexander and his wife, Sally, Lendall D. Alexander and his wife, Sherry, Richard F. Alexander and his wife, Naomi, Russell E. Alexander and his wife, Barbara, and Henry W. Alexander Jr. and his wife, Natalie; three sisters, Edith Burgess, Shirley Murphy, and Louise Pierce and her husband, Arthur; his stepmother, Phyllis Koehling of Freeport; one half brother, Duane Alexander and his wife, Dawn; three stepbrothers, Danny Worth, Robert Worth and Allen Worth; one half sister, Ruth Doane and her husband, Ron; one stepsister, Elaine Knee and her husband, Peter; Phyliss' sister, Dorothy Darling Vaughn of Gray; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 22, at the David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. A funeral service celebrating the lives of Calvin and Phyliss will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Bath First Church of the Nazarene, 191 Center St., Bath, with the Rev. Wallace Staples and the Rev. William Young officiating. After the funeral service interment will take place at Morningside Cemetery, Parker Head Road, Phippsburg