Breece, Alice May Phd.
Born 8/31/17, died peacefully 3/18/13, age 95 ½ in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born in Modale, Iowa and lived in Trotwood, Ohio from 1963-2006 when she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. She previously lived in Wisconsin and Indiana. Alice is remembered as a teacher, a counselor, a wise mentor to many, and a loving mother to her own children and extended family of students, friends and relatives. After graduation from University of Wisconsin, Alice obtained her pilot's license and served in the Civilian Air Patrol along the shores of Lake Michigan and Superior in the early 1940's. Alice joined the American Red Cross and served in New Guinea and the Philippines during WW II. Alice earned two Master's Degrees from Miami University of Ohio. After retiring as a home economics schoolteacher of 20+ years at Jefferson Township High School, she obtained her Ph.D. in Nutrition and began another 20 year career as a licensed professional counselor and nutritionist in Dayton, Ohio. She missed her close friends and extended family from Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church when she moved to Arizona. Alice is survived by her four children: Charles, Cathe Breece Johnson (Pete), Connie Breece (Gail Sullivan), Tom Breece (Gail Glascoe Breece); her seven grandchildren Ally, Robby, Marisa, Angelica, Daniel, Noah and Joseph and her great grandchild Adam as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Alice is preceded in death by parents Marie Semerud Bilstein and Robert Thomas Bilstein, her three brothers Bob, Fred and Dick and her sister Marge. Alice enjoyed Scrabble, Cribbage, Bingo and loved her travels to Europe and Asia where in China, she walked on the great Wall of China. She mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In her well-known manner of sharing and giving, she became a member of the University of Arizona Willed-Body program, where her remains were donated at her request. She was with her family when she passed peacefully on the morning of March 18, 2013. The family of Alice May Breece wishes to thank her friends, companions and staff at Westminster Village for the loving care they provided to our Mother in her final days. For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 31, 2013