Ms. Alsup has been on my mind for months now. I feel bad that I did not get in touch. Not only did I have the pleasure of being in her first grade class at Norton,but I got to teach with at Wilder when I grew up. She said " Janet, now that we work together you can call me Gere" I quickly replied you will always be Ms. Alsup. She blessed me in so many ways.When I transferred to Norton, She came to my class as a room mother or should I say grandmother. It was great to have her around. Amy,Ciera, Mr. Alsup ( I was in your class at U of L) I am truly sorry for your loss. I only found out a day or so ago. I have great memories as I know you do to. My prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing her with us all.
Dear family members of Mrs. Alsup. I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Alsup was my first grade teacher at Norton in 1972. As my first teacher I will always remember her and that she is the person that taught me how to read. A Master's Degree later,I still remember being a first grader and I would know Mrs. Alsup's picture anywhere. I can't explain why, out of the blue, I looked her name up tonight but now... I guess I know. God bless you.
Please accept our condolences from the Hosparus In Patient Care Center.
She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly! You all are in my prayers!
Dear Rea, Jeff and Amy, we were sorry to miss the memorial service for Gere. Carol remembers her as one of her very favorite people that she met while teaching at Norton and Wayne remembers great times when she brought the kids over for falconry training. What a great lady, she will be missed.
I only met Dina within the last year and half as her and Rea volunteered and served on the PFAC for Norton Cancer Institute with my wife and I. My wife was a patient of NCI as well. Dina was always very kind, smiling and always just wanted to help make every patient and family experience at NCI better and pleasant as possible! She will be greatly missed! Sorry we missed the service as we just got the news this evening.
Todd and Susan Henken
I taught with Gere for many treasured years. She loved to play pranks on me as, I was very naive then. I loved her dearly and missed her when she left Wilder. She is in my Prayers. I will remember as a friend forever.
I met Dina and Rea while living in Prospect. Dina is quite a lady and will truly be missed.
I met Gere when I started teaching the spring of 1969. Gere was a master teacher and a good friend. She always kept us smiling and laughing. She will be missed.
Dina is the "classiest" lady I have ever met. I so would have wanted her to be my mentor in life but we both were too old when we met. I have so enjoyed her stories or her life, holding hands during the Our Father at Mass, and just knowing her.
We met Gere (and Rea) through mutual friends when Mike and I first moved to Louisville. Gere was a delightful woman, full of energy and wit, and a great conversationalist. Mike and I extend our condolences to Rea and the family. We wish you peace of heart as you move forward past this sorrowful time.
From the time I was a baby "Nana" was always there to guide and teach me. Even when she tried to carry me out of the hospital in her hand bag after I was born. She also called me her "Knight in Shining Armour". Which is a title I hold near and dear to my heart and strive to be every day. She was a pillar of strength and touched more lives than anyone could ever imagine.
Ms. Alsup was my first grade teacher at Norton. I have always remembered her as one of my favorite teachers and loved seeing her out and about over the years, as she always looked the same as she did in 1967. May she rest in peace.
Jeannie Ronnau Guffy
Dina was a delightful lady, and a true pleasure to know. She will be deeply missed. Our love and prayers are with you.