Obituary: Alice D. McDavid |

Obituary: Alice D. McDavid

Alice D. McDavid was born to Dr. Don and Sara Deal in Springfield, Illinois in 1914. She attended Gulf Port College in Mississippi 1932-1933, and graduated from University of Illinois in 1936, where she belonged to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Giving was Alice’s spiritual gift and she loved to serve as a volunteer in various organizations. She volunteered as a nurse’s aide during World War II. She served on many boards in Illinois: Hillsboro library, Hillsboro hospital, Hillsboro Red Cross, a nursing home, Missouri Synod of the United Presbyterian Church. She also served on Hillsboro hospital auxiliary. She was awarded Service to Mankind award in 1981 (being the first woman to receive this award, the name of the award was changed from Man of the Year). After a very difficult time in her life, Alice became a Christian and loved to serve in small evangelical churches.

As an avid gardener and a great hostess, Alice hosted several weddings in her garden. She also loved to travel and read books. She moved to Fort Mill, S.C., to get away from harsh winters of Illinois, and to serve as a volunteer for Christian work. She also helped small churches in South Carolina and hosted one in her home. In 1998 she moved to Colorado to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She loved her granny suite with a beautiful view of the mountains and enjoyed watching wildlife in the meadow. She had a small garden, walked daily as long as she was able to, and enjoyed the fellowship in Winter Park Christian Church.

Alice passed away on Jan. 4, 2015, after a brief stay in Kremmling Memorial hospital. Her last words to her son Don were: Are you here to take me home? Don couldn’t take her back home from the hospital, but she is now in her eternal home with her Savior Jesus.

Alice was widowed by Edward T. McDavid in 1966. She is survived by her son Don McDavid (Mari), granddaughter Sara Hartmetz (Charlie) and great grandchildren, niece Judy Boynton (Peter), and nephew Robert Briggle (Rae).

Alice has been buried in the family plot in Springfield, Ill. A memorial service will be held in Winter Park Christian Church on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Alice’s memory to: Pregnancy Resource Connection, PO Box 187, Granby, CO 80446.

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