Alice was born December 9, 1934, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her childhood was a difficult one as she and her family lived through World War II and the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Alice and her sister, Helena, found their way to the U.S. and lived and worked in San Francisco selling home furnishings. They later moved to La Jolla in 1963 and stayed, later becoming part-owners of one of La Jolla's most beloved stores, Bo Danica.|
Alice eventually met the love of her life, well known neurosurgeon Dr. Franklin Earnest III. They married in 1968, spending many happy years between their La Jolla home and their house in Lake Tahoe and later, their ranch in Utah.
After Dr. Earnest's death in 1996, Alice moved forward with life by maintaining her friendships in San Diego, visiting family members in Copenhagen and enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home on Calumet Avenue.
In 2002 she befriended a neighbor's dog, Rocky. Alice and Rocky brought each other much joy and companionship for many years. As fate would have it, Rocky passed away one day after Alice's passing.
Alice will be dearly missed by her friends, her neighbors in Bird Rock and her family in the U.S. and Denmark.
Published in La Jolla Light on June 26, 2014