Obit: Linehan, Alice (1916 - 2003)
Contact: George Plautz
----Source: The Stanley Republican March 27, 2003
Alice L. Linehan 1916-2003
Alice. L. Linehan, age 87, died March 12 at her home in Walnut Creek, Calif., after a long battle with cancer.
Alice was born in Stanley on February 6, 1916, to Gustave and Jessie (Tait) Lange. She was a Stanley High School graduate and attended UW-Madison.
Alice married George W. Linehan on June 30, 1940. She retired from the Eau Claire board of Educations in the mid-1970’s. After living in the Eau Claire/Chippewa area for 81 years, she relocated to Northern California to be closer to her children.
Alice will best be remembered for her joy of life, appreciation of family and friends, awe of the natural world, inquisitive mind, and unassuming nature. She enjoyed walking, bicycling, swimming, exercise classes, birding and wild flowering. She was a longtime member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Eau Claire and was a meticulous homemaker.
Alice is survived by her daughters, Kathryn of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mary Beth (Curtis) Crittendon of Vacaville, Calif.; and her sister Mary Louise (George) Day of Eau Claire.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George and brothers Leonard and Jim Lange.
A memorial service and celebration of Alice’s life was held on March 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Eau Claire. Burial was in Forest Hill cemetery in Eau Claire.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203; Beaver Creek Reservice, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742; or Hospice of Contra Costa, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520. Acknowledgements should be directed to Mary Beth Crittendon or Mary Louise Day.
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