Katherine Ruth Alexander
October 16, 1954 — August 7, 2021
Katherine Ruth Alexander, 66, passed suddenly on August 7, 2021, at Green Hospital, La Jolla. Katherine was born on October 16, 1954, and was raised in Brawley, California.
Kathy graduated high school in 1972 from Brawley Union High School and attended college at Imperial Valley College. Kathy has three children — Jeffery Caudill (Valley Center, California), Kristen Peinado (Fontana, California), and Danielle Grass (Hemet, California).
Kathy’s most notable careers included working for the County of Imperial as Social Worker III and then Social Worker Supervisor 1 (1985-1990). Following the previous, she worked for Psychiatric Management Resources as their Community Liaison Director (1992-1993). Kathy then went on to work for the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department as a Crime Prevention Coordinator Officer (1995-1996). These careers were some of Kathy’s most notable accomplishments and led to her passion for child abuse prevention and advocacy for the safety and wellbeing of at risk and displaced youth. Katherine was accomplished in public speaking, enjoyed photography, and loved writing on various topics that she was passionate about.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Maxine Alexander. She is survived by her brother, Jim Alexander (Tanya, Sherry, Heather, Tomi, and J.J.); children, Jefferey Caudill (Zulema), Kristen Peinado (Roberto), and Danielle Grass (Jessy); grandchildren, Aavery Caudill (Johanna), J.R. Caudill, Zulema Armstrong, Julian Armstrong, and Logan Peinado; and great grandchildren, Gerardo Gerardo and Link Caudill.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 29, from 6-to-8 p.m. at Frye Chapel & Mortuary. Services and burial will be held Monday, August 30, at 9 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
If you would like to send flowers, please have them sent to Frye Chapel, 799 S. Brawley Ave. Brawley, CA 92227.