“Under blue American skies
Things will always be okay.”
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Michael L. Alexander, on June 2, 2022, at the age of 60 years.
Mike was born April 2, 1962, in Aberdeen, Washington to Les and Patty Alexander. Mike spent his childhood in Grays Harbor, graduating from Montesano High School in 1980. He had a close family that enjoyed camping, fishing, clam digging, mushroom/blackberry/huckleberry picking and all the great stuff a kid from Grays Harbor could enjoy during those days. Many memories were made at the family cabin at Lake Quinault.
After high school, Mike participated in a foreign exchange program in Germany with his studies abroad taking him to places such as Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece.
Mike was an accomplished cook and chef who worked in various high-end restaurants in the Seattle area and had his own establishment on Capitol Hill, the Olive Branch Bistro. He spent his later years residing in his hometown of Hoquiam, Washington. Mike worked locally at Gambur’s restaurant and at the Montesano Health and Rehab Center.
Mike is remembered for his generous heart, thinking of other people’s needs before his own and his willingness to help anyone in need. This is what his family remembers of him and the loving brother, nephew and cousin he was to all of us.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Bud and Esther Alexander, his brother Aryn Alexander and his father Lester Alexander. Michael will be lovingly remembered by his sister, K.L. Thompson, niece Leslie Alexander-Johnson, his Aunt Jann and Uncle Joe Castleberry, his cousins and numerous family and friends.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, June 17 at 4 p.m. at Hoquiam Elks, 624 K Street.