Wilma Gwynne Alexander, 86, of Union City slipped away during the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 14, 2018.
Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Union City to the late Hazel Emma Rankin and Sinkler Smith Alexander, she was predeceased by her sister, Annie; and her three brothers, Maurice, Edwin and Hal.
Being a member of the greatest generation, she was not to be outdone by her brothers, all of whom were World War II veterans, so she obtained her nursing certificate from the University of Tennessee and promptly enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps. She was shipped to Korea, where she served gallantly as a M.A.S.H. nurse.
After her service years, she lived and worked in Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania, returning to her roots in Union City in 1999 for her retirement.
She is survived by a niece, six nephews and countless treasured cousins in Union City and across the country.
Per her wishes, there is to be no funeral service, and her ashes are to be scattered in Lake Tahoe at a future date.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, the Disabled Veterans or a charity of the donor’s choice.