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Marie Gertrude (nee Smith), age 83, of Sharonville, Ohio, passed away from appendiceal cancer July 14, 2013. Born in Sherburne, New York, she graduated from Michigan State University in 1951, where she was a member of Delta Gamma. She taught kindergarten at Evendale Elementary School from 1963-83, was an active member and served on the vestry of Christ Church Glendale, was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, volunteered at the Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, and enjoyed playing bridge and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Booth Alden, and her sister, Leah Drexler. She was the beloved mother of and is survived by her two children and their spouses — Beverly (Alden) and Craig Nordquist of Cincinnati and David and Phyllis Alden of Cleveland. She also is survived by two sisters — Jean Browne of Kansas City and Charlotte Moore of Boston — her brother — Howard Smith of Washington, D.C. - her five grandchildren - Timothy Nordquist, Christine Nordquist, Andrew Nordquist, Matthew Alden, and Stephanie Alden - and her great granddaughter - Emma Nordquist. Visiting hours will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd., Sharonville, OH. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Christ Church Glendale, 965 Forest Avenue, Glendale, OH. The family asks in lieu of flowers contributions be made, in Marie's name, to the
, Cincinnati Chapter, Suite 1026, Linn Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from July 17 to July 19, 2013