Jack Thomas Alexander, age 80, passed away on Oct. 22. He was born in Seminole, Texas, but his family moved to New Mexico, where they lived in Hope and Artesia, where he grew up around ranching. After graduating from Artesia High School, he continued working on ranches, where he already formed his first love of the cowboy way of life. Jack would rodeo when he could. He went on to pursue truck driving and hauled everything from oil, feed and then livestock, eventually owning his own trucks for a time. In later years, he became a certified welder before returning to his first love, working and living on ranches. Jack’s love of country and cowboy lifestyle led him to live in Colorado, Wyoming and finally settling in New Mexico again, where he was able to share his time between working on the ranch and enjoying his great-grandchildren. Jack will forever be remembered as the cowboy with the biggest smile, storytelling, his love of animals and passion for the simple way of life.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kyle Alexander; wife Becky Alexander; parents Luke Alexander and Florence Evens Alexander; and brother Leon Alexander. He is survived by his daughter, Jackie Alexander Goodson and her husband Kenneth Goodson; his son, Luke Wade Alexander; his grandchildren, Jo Goodson, Shawnae Goodson and Dustin Goodson; his great-grandchildren Mariah Scherer, Kyle Goodson, Shawn Goodson, Taylor Goodson and Cooper Goodson.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date to be announced. He will be cremated and no public viewing or services will be held.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at UNMH, all the staff at Romero Funeral Home and to all the friends and family that have reached out with love, kind words and support. Please sign Jack’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com, Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.