Michael (Mike) Alexander
Michael (Mike) Alexander, 88, passed away on October 26, 2018. He was born in Syracuse, NY, grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY, graduated from high school there, and went to sea at age 17 in the Merchant Marines. Mike was fortunate to win a scholarship to Colorado School of Mines, enabling him to work his way through school by means of various summer and campus jobs. He graduated in 1952 as a Geophysical Engineer and began his 38-year career with Humble Oil (now ExxonMobil) as trainee on a seismic field crew. After various office assignments, a "temporary" assignment finally brought him to Houston in 1966. He was assigned to a digital seismic processing team, and then to a newly-formed gravity/magnetics section. After retirement in 1991, he began a second career as a geophysical consultant, primarily with IGC in Houston.
While working in New Orleans, Mike married Barbara Wilkins. Barbara died in 2009. Mike is survived by two sons and daughter-in –laws and two grandchildren. He also leaves behind his precious friend Margie Abel and first cousins Jeanne Hansen, Joan Taylor and Peg Guy.
He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially running and hunting.
This is a summary of his life that was published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 11, 2018