Alex, 68, died Jan. 14, 2013, in Boise, Idaho, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He was an accomplished skier, surfer, hunting and fishing guide, and manager of a Western guest ranch. He also bred and raced Alaska sled dogs, earning a top-10 ranking among mushers in North America.
Alex jumped from Cave Junction during the 1965, ’66 and ’69 seasons, and from Fairbanks in 1967, ’68 and ’70. He became an accomplished rider of bucking broncos, using this skill to work as an extra and stunt man in a Western movie.
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