YuHsiang Mimi Alexander

March  28th, 1954 May  22nd, 2024
Riverside, CA
YuHsiang Mimi Alexander

A life that touched so many hearts will be forever remembered.


YuHsiang Mimi Alexander was born to the late Xu Qing-Jin and Xu Zhang Yue-Ying on March 28, 1954 in NanChou, Taiwan. Mimi was the third child of six in the family. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Mimi married John W. Alexander III in 1972 in Taiwan. John and Mimi have lived in Taiwan, Ohio, and California. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary recently at the Dragon House on Magnolia in Riverside surrounded by family and friends.

John and Mimi had four children: Geoffrey, Jessica, Jaclyn and Joshua. Geoffrey, born in Taiwan in 1974, passed away at 17 days old in Hawaii. Jessica married Scott Harrison and they reside in Lancaster, PA with their 10 children: Molly, Scott, Michael, Jack, Noah, Grace, Calvin, Paige, Robert, and Quinn. Jaclyn married Matthew Kulp and they reside in New Holland, PA with their 5 children: Jaxon, Jahsin, Jephrey, Jaymeson, and Meikenzie. Joshua married Melissa Espinoza and they reside in Riverside, CA with their 3 children: Austin, Trenton, and Owen. In total, John and Mimi have 18 grandchildren.

Mimi was a stay-at-home mom to her three children until she started a career as a Florist in the early '90s. She worked at several flower shops across the Inland Empire, notably Occasions in the Brockton Arcade, Top of the Line by the Riverside Plaza, Al Johnson's off Jurupa Avenue, and Flowers Etc in Beaumont. Mimi retired from being a florist in 2017.

Mimi enjoyed playing tennis, attending Angels games with her husband John, crocheting blankets, stuffed animals, and socks for her family, as well as spending time with her grandchildren. She always enjoyed hosting, cooking, and feeding anyone that walked through the door.


August 8th
Married John W Alexander III
Moved to Ohio
Jessica was born
Jaclyn was born
Moved to Riverside County
John, Mimi, Jessica, and Jaci moved to Mira Loma
Mira Loma, CA
Joshua was born
First Grand daughter born 
Molly Harrison was born to the parents of Scott and Jessica Harrison


Memory wall

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May 29, 2024
Although we did not have the opportunity to know Mimi, we have worked alongside her son Josh over the years and know his strong character and attributes are a product of her influence. Lifting Josh and all of his family up as they navigate her passing. - Evergreen Healthcare Partners
Katherine Foulks
May 27, 2024
I met Mimi when our boys Josh and Will played baseball. The boys were probably 9. We immediately became friends and our boys are still best friends. We shared so many games and travels and had so much fun and Mimi designed all the flowers at my daughter’s wedding. She was the kindest, sweetest and most caring woman you would ever want to meet. We sort of lost touch for the past few years but we reconnected about a month ago and talked for hours. I am so thankful she got to meet my newest Granddaughter and I am so thankful I got to visit with her. She will forever hold a special place in my whole families memories and we send all our hugs and prayers to the family. Forever in my heart ❤️
Kathy Bartley


Mimi's favorite Restaurant?
Dragon House on Magnolia
Mimi's favorite movie
Joy Luck Club
Mimi's favorite activity
Cooking food for everyone
What was YuHsiang's favorite Music / Song?
Michael Buble and Josh Groban
What was YuHsiang's favorite Movie?
Joy Luck Club
What was YuHsiang's favorite Sport?
Playing Tennis
What was YuHsiang's favorite Game to play?
Chinese Ten
What was YuHsiang's favorite Book?
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Fun fact about YuHsiang:
Attended the Adult school on Lincoln to learn how to be a florist (mid 90s)


Please join us for a celebration of life for Mimi Alexander.

We will come together to remember, share stories, and honor an amazing wife, mother, and Ama. While we mourn the loss, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.

Stone Arbor Church
5695 Glenhaven Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Mon June 3rd
9:30 am Viewing
10:30 am Ceremony

1:45pm Burial at Riverside National Cemetary

3:45pm Reception at Stone Arbor


In lieu of flowers, we ask to please donate funds to the Stone Arbor Church - Building and Expansion fund on their website.

Stone Arbor is graciously letting us utilize their facilities for free for Mimi's services. Throughout this process they have gone above and beyond in helping us plan for this day. They are on a journey to revitalize the neighborhood by renovating the old Riverside Swim and Tennis Center.  

To donate, please go to: https://stonearbor.churchcenter.com/giving
Select Building and Expansion Fund in the drop down


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