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Alice Stewart '75 March 31, 2017 2:12 PM updated: March 31, 2017 2:15 PM

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station obituary
4080 State Hwy 6
College Station, TX 77845

Alice Jones Stewart
March 28, 1954 ~ March 30, 2017 (age 63)

“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11:36

Alice’s story began with the great love story of her parents Gerald and Maggie Jones. On March 28, 1954 on Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Alice made the happy couple even happier parents. As the first born, Alice showed her parents a new kind of love stronger than any they had known before. Soon after, Jerry was added to the family and the loving family was complete.

As the child of a soldier, Alice and her family did their share of moving in both the U.S. and abroad. It was through her father’s service and her mother’s giving heart that Alice gained her own love of giving to others combined with her strong willed nature. A final move to San Antonio would prove the last step needed to cement Alice’s love for people. There at the age of 15, she met her soul mate, the man she was meant to be with in both this life and the next, Lewis Stewart.

Alice and Lewis went to high school and Texas A&M together. After receiving their Bachelor’s degrees, they proclaimed their love to all by marrying on August 2, 1975. With their new titles of husband and wife, Lewis and Alice went on to conquer the world. In their case that meant Exxon for Lewis and teaching elementary school for Alice.

ExxonMobil took them both to many far off lands, the first of which was Baton Rouge. While in Louisiana, Lewis and Alice decided their love was too much to keep contained between themselves and they brought their children Eric and Marsha into the world. The love these two children received was more than any person could hope for.

For the next 27 years, ExxonMobil brought Alice and her family to Katy, Mexico City, Plano and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alice supported every move the family made by planning each aspect including education for Eric and Marsha and housing. There were always problems to be dealt with especially in foreign countries, but she always made things work. She was a woman with a plan that was not to be messed with.

Whether it was helping girls to buy their quinceanera dresses in Mexico or helping the school band raise funds for a trip, Alice was always there. Not only was Alice a volunteer, but often she was the lead of the volunteer group even if it meant being affectionately called “Queen of Trash” when leading a weekly recycling drive at a local elementary school.

Alice’s commitment to learning and love shown brightly in Buenos Aires. Alice believed in blooming where you are planted and helped hundreds of poor school children arrive proudly on the first day of school with a backpack of new school supplies. Alice wanted them to have an equal chance for education with other children.

Lewis and Alice moved to Plano, Texas in retirement where she looked for new volunteer opportunities and became the family vacation planner. One aspiration was to visit all U.S. National Parks. At Children’s Health Hospital she brought relief packages to people who unexpectedly found themselves there. As one of the cart ladies with supplies (including toiletries) she brought a sense of relief to the families. On some occasions she saw other needs and bought toys and pajamas.

Alice and Lewis relished 41 years of marriage and 5 years of retirement. She celebrated the college graduations of Eric and Marsha and each of their marriages. Alice witnessed the birth of her grandson Chase. Disney theme parks were a very special experience for Alice and she was able to share that with Chase and her family.

Alice was a planner and a giver. She was successful in everything and did it with very little fanfare. Her reach extended well beyond her family and she made a positive difference to many people.

She taught us all what unconditional love is and we will miss her profoundly.

Alice is survived by her husband Lewis, son and daughter-in-law Eric and Melody, daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Adam, grandson Chase, brother Jerry and countless other friends and family.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

April 1, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Oikos Lutheran Church
Houston, TX

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