- Leslee Kathryn Buhler Alexander, the former lead representative for Tennessee and current U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, strongly supports families and children’s welfare.
- The Honey Alexander Place opened its doors in 2019 at the nonprofit Family and Children’s Administration in Nashville.
Leslee Kathryn Buhler Alexander, the spouse of previous Tennessee lead representative and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and a long-lasting family and kids’ wellbeing advocate, has kicked the bucket at age 77, her family said Sunday.
Known as “Honey,” Alexander was encircled by her family when she passed on Saturday at her home beyond the Tennessee city of Maryville, her family stated in a proclamation.
She was hitched to Lamar Alexander, a conservative who filled in as Tennessee’s lead representative from 1979 to 1987, and lobbied for him through his political profession. He likewise filled in as U.S. training secretary under President George H.W. Hedge, ran for president, and burned three terms in the U.S. Senate before resigning in 2020.
While her better half was lead representative, Alexander drove the statewide Sound Youngsters Drive, which looked to provide pre-birth medical care to kids. She was an individual from the 1985-1986 Southern Local Team on Newborn child Mortality, the lead representative’s teams on daycare and youth liquor and chronic drug use, and the U.S. Wellbeing Secretary’s Board on Wellbeing Advancement and Illness Anticipation, her family’s assertion said.
She also helped establish Administration Nashville in 1976 and served on many sheets, including the Lesser Class of Nashville and the Isolation. The assertion said she had been bad habit director of the Enterprise for Public Telecom and a board individual from Family Administration America and the Public Chronicles Establishment.
The Honey Alexander Place, situated at the Nashville charitable Family and Youngsters’ Administration, opened in 2019.
“Our dear ‘Honey’ was amusing, adoring, continuously mindful, unselfish, and fearless,” her family said in the articulation. “We are so lucky to have enjoyed our lives with her. We will miss her consistently.”
Honey Alexander was conceived on Oct. 12, 1945, in Los Angeles. She was working for U.S. Sen. John Pinnacle of Texas when she met her future spouse, a staff member for U.S. Sen. Howard Cook Jr. of Tennessee, during a softball match-up between the two staff in 1967, her family said. They wedded in 1969.
Her family said that honey Alexander jumped at the chance to run, plant blossoms, and read verifiable books. Her family said she likewise wanted to invest energy with her youngsters and grandkids.
In an explanation, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky conservative, said Honey Alexander “displayed elegance, good cause, and public help.” Conservative Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said on Twitter that she “committed her life to serve others and had a significant effect through her work to help kids and families.”
Honey Alexander will be recollected at a private graveside administration for relatives and at a commemoration administration to be held later at Christ Church House of prayer in Nashville, the family said.