Mary Figueiredo Alexander 71, of Solvang, Ca passed away Nov. 4, 2017 from a rare-disease of Amyloidosis. Mary was born Oct. 8, 1946 on the Island of Santa Maria, Azores. Mary's father passed away in 1947 when she was 10 months old, leaving her mother a widow with 4 children. Mary came to the USA in September 1953 with her mother, Maria, Stepfather Tony Chaves, and her 3 brothers. They settled in Buellton, Ca. Mary attended grammar school in Buellton (where the post office is today). She attended Santa Ynez High school and graduated in 1965. Mary married her first husband and had 2 children, VeeVee and Freddy. Mary enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Years later Mary Married Atto Alexander who was the love of her life. Mary was employed at the Alisal Guest Ranch for 33 years.
Mary is survived by her daughter VeeVee and husband Orrin Jensen and granddaughter Juliette of Solvang, Ca. Her son Freddy Almazan and wife Tina and grandchildren Georgia and Justin of Solvang, Ca. Her step-children Aram (Aliki) Alexander of Mantica, Ca, Daniel (Carolyn) Alexander of Ricelanding, Pa, Marcus Alexander of Newport Beach, Ca, Matthew Alexander of Anapa, Ca, Karen Alexander of San Francisco, Ca and 7 step-grandchildren.Mary was also survived by Joe Figueiredo (Kathy) of Westlake Village, Ca, John Chaves (Diana) of Santa Barbara, Ca, Helena Miller (Peter) of Oakview, Ca and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Atto Alexander, her father Joao Figueiredo, mother Maria Elisa Chaves, brother Tony Figueiredo, brother Manuel Figueiredo, and step-dad Tony Chaves.
Graveside services will be held Thursday November 16, 2017, 12 noon at Chalkhill Cemetery Solvang, Ca. Upon Mary's request, everyone wear hats!
In lieu of flowers, family is asking that donations be made in her memory to Amyloidosis Foundation Support or your favorite charity.
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