Anna Margaret Alexander
Anna Margaret (Fooshee) Alexander, age 105, passed into history Easter morning, April 1, 2018 in New Braunfels, TX. Anna Margaret was born on January 26, 1913 to Samuel Jefferson Fooshee and Elizabeth Bloomfield (Smith) Fooshee in Greenville, TX.
Anna Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Joseph C. “Jake” Alexander, and two of her brothers, S.J. Fooshee and J.B. Fooshee. She is survived by her brother John Dale Fooshee of Dallas, TX; her daughters, Joanna Alexander of Eugene, OR, Ellen (Fred) Stein of Portland, OR, and Margaret Alexander of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Emily (Freddy Baier) Stein, Alexis (John) Tetiva, and Devin (Molly) Sullivan; her great grandson, Friedrich Alexander Baier, her cousin Loreta Hickey of Plano, TX; and many cherished nieces and nephews and her dearest friends, especially her church family and her fun and loving neighbors .
In 1933 she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Rice University. A trailblazer ahead of her feminist time, she had successful careers in education, fashion art, advertising and real estate in New Orleans and Houston before retiring to a busy life of volunteering, notably helping to found New Braunfels’ Historic Outdoor Art Museum and serving many hours working with the Sophienburg Museum, the Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center and The Daughters of the King. The enhancement and beautification of New Braunfels was always her central focus. Anna Margaret’s life was also filled with flowers, gardens, traveling, living abroad, writing, civic activity, feeding the wildlife, high kicking, a happy marriage, raising independent daughters, spoiling grandchildren and her new great grandson. She was very happy to have always been able to live and thrive (and even pass on) in her own home. Too blessed to be stressed and with a joyful spirit throughout her entire life, she beamed on all, bringing wit and laughter and inspiration. She loved to tell and to listen to everyone’s story. She was “famous” – she said all you had to do to get famous was live to be more than 100 years old and still touch your toes.
A Celebration of Anna Margaret’s Life is planned in New Braunfels on July 21, 2018. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice in Anna Margaret’s memory. She would certainly love contributions to any organization that would further progressive causes.
Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am.