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Obituary - Alan Alex


Last updated 2/13/2020 at 10:23am

Alan Alex

Alan Alex, 83, proud U.S. Navy veteran, reported for his final mission February 8, 2020.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church in Havre, Montana. Burial to follow at Highland Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations can be made in honor of Alan to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, First Presbyterian Church of Havre or the charity of one's choice.

Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit Alan's online memorial page to leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Alan was born September 10, 1936, to Anthony and Verda Alex. He was "born on the Gildford Bridge" coming into Havre.

Following his graduation from Havre High, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard several submarines during his service; the USS Greenfish SS-351, USS Sargo SSN-583, and the USS Sterlet SS-392. 

In 1964, he married Gail Richards of Poplar. He did many notable things during his lifetime with Gail. He owned and operated numerous small businesses. He was very active in the church. He and Gail loved attending submarine reunions and going to Duck Lake. Alan's rich voice soared in Havre's Barbershop Chorus.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Edward, Marilyn, Dennis and Thomas.

He leaves behind his wife Gail; sisters Cheryl (Bob) Evans and Pam (Ben) Essary; and brother John.

Alan and Gail had no children, but he was a special "Uncle Al" to numerous nieces and nephews.

We know that Alan will be singing in the Hallelujah Chorus upstairs. Go Rest High On That Mountain, Alan.

Anchors aweigh. 


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