Sept. 29, 1928 — July 10,2013
Wallace Bruce Alexander, of Placerville, loved life and lived it fully. After a very brief illness, he died peacefully in the house he and his wife, Nan Alexander, built in Placerville. Married for 63 years to the woman he loved dearly, he leaves her and their three children, Todd, Paul and Nancy; three daughters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and his brother, Rick Alexander.
Bruce will be remembered for how well he cared for the people and the things he loved. He worked in his shop making furniture, clocks and toys. He was always the person family, friends and neighbors could count on. He loved the outdoors and planned camping trips for two generations of Alexanders. He loved spending time with his friends. He organized potlucks, golf tournaments and square dance trips. But most of all, he loved his wife and traveling with her in their RV.
A principal and teacher in the Mount Diablo School District for 34 years, Bruce loved taking students on field trips to Mt. Diablo. He enjoyed his work, but enjoyed his retirement even more. At his request, there will be no memorial service. Immediate family and close friends will gather to toast him with a Manhattan.