Lee C Alexander

Lee C. Alexander, 84, of Salt Lake City died March 8, 2023, in Cedar City, Utah.

Born Nathalie Carolyn Sindelar on October 11, 1938, to Carolyn Elizabeth Cooper Sindelar and Nathan
Joseph Sindelar, Lee lived with her mother and grandparents, Archibald Andrew and May Alberta
Cooper, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Lee married Theodore “Ted” Stephen Goetzinger on May 4, 1957, in Milwaukee. They had five children:
Elizabeth Ann, Michael Lee, Patrick Leslie, Carolyn Marie and Peter Martin. They also fostered
children. The family lived in West Allis and Muskego before settling in Shorewood. They later

After earning her bachelor’s degree, Lee worked at The Hayes Family Studio & Gallery and later as a
registered occupational therapist at St. Mary’s Hill Hospital in Milwaukee from 1978 to 1992. She
married John Alley in 1980.

She earned a Master of Library Information Science’s degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked as a reference librarian in Hales Corner and Sussex, Wis., from 1992
to 1994.

After she and John divorced, Lee moved to Utah. She worked as a reference librarian for Salt Lake
County Library Services, from 1996 until retiring at age 80 in 2018. She enjoyed serving readers
and the South Salt Lake Community. She was honored as part of the Community Character Initiative in

  1. She lived in The Avenues.

Survivors include her children, Beth Christensen and her husband, Gregg, of Escalante, Utah;

Patrick Goetzinger and his wife, Lisa, of Milwaukee; daughter Carolyn McDonald and her husband,
Christian, of Austin, Texas; and Peter Goetzinger of Kanab, Utah; 11 grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren. Her son Michael died in 2015.



  1. Joy Matheson March 16, 2023 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to meet Lee at Stonehenge of Cedar City. She was such a special lady and I really enjoyed visiting with her. She was so intelligent and told me about many books I should read, had great music playing in her room and art work hanging on her walls. She was definitely one of the most classy ladies I have ever met. I’m very blessed to have her known her for the short time that I did.

  2. Joan Christensen July 16, 2023 at 3:26 am - Reply

    She was one of the nicest people I know. She was a joy to work with and fun to be in her book club.

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