Alice Douglas


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Memorial services to celebrate the life of Alice M. Douglas, 85, a resident of Thomas Place, Bettendorf, formerly of Moline, will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries-Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport.
Honoring her wishes, the rite of cremation has been accorded. Private family inurnment will be at Moline Memorial Cemetery.
Alice died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Alice Marie Zippmann was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Chicago, a daughter of Henry and Alice Kruse Zippmann. She was united in marriage to Thomas M. Douglas II on Feb. 24, 1951. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1980.
Alice was employed as a bookkeeper and truly enjoyed all her jobs and the many wonderful people she met over the years. She retired in 1998 from the South Park Tennis Club after 11 years of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the "ARC/Ninth Street Place," a group home where Alice's granddaughter, Stacey, resides.
Those left to cherish her memory include her grandchildren, Stacey Douglas, Rock Island, Michael Douglas, Moline, Andrea Douglas, Rock Island, Thomas Douglas IV, Austin, Texas, and Stacie (Dan) DeVries, Davenport; her great-grandchildren, Samuel, Patrick, Jonathan and Isabel DeVries; her daughters-in-law, Pam Douglas, Geneseo, and Denise Douglas, Moline; a sister, Marilyn Davidson, Chicago; and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Haines, Moline; as well as many wonderful and caring nieces, nephews and special friends.
In addition to her husband, Alice was preceded in death by her sons, Thomas and Michael, in 2010; and her sister, Adele Westergren, in 2004. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Alice's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.














 



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