Alex Graff was born February 23, 1925, in Miles City, Montana, the last of eight children. His parents, five brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. Alex graduated from Custer County High School in 1942, immediately enlisted in the army and served in World War II with the Third Armored Division from (Omaha Beach) Normandy, France, to Berlin, Germany, 1944-1945. He was awarded a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944. Upon discharge at the end of the war in Europe, Alex attended Custer County Junior College in Miles City and University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1950.
While attending Custer County Junior College, he captured the heart of an incredible beauty, Donna Viall, and they were married in September 1949 in the Presbyterian church, Miles City. After years of residing in Denver, Colorado, Alex broke the handle on his snow shovel and moved the family to Phoenix, Arizona. He retired in 1990 as Vice-President with Bank of America.
Alex is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter Catherine, of Mesa, AZ; son Stuart, daughter-in-law Tessa, and prized granddaughters Kayla, Hannah, and Clare, all of Phoenix, AZ.
Memorials may be given to the Disabled Veterans.