ALICE MAE (LINDEBAK) WILSON 9/23/1922 - 6/14/2013 Alice Mae (Lindebak) Wilson, longtime resident of the High Desert, passed away on June 14, 2013 at the age of 90. Of Norwegian descent, Alice was born the youngest of eight girls to Anna and Omer Lindebak on September 23, 1922, in Ellsworth, Iowa, a Scandinavian farming community. She moved out to Southern California in the early 1940s with two of her sisters, after attending Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa. Securing a job in Los Angeles, including a VIP hostessing position at the Hollywood Turf Club, she soon married and had two children. The family moved from Los Angeles to Apple Valley in the early 1950s, joining the pioneer families that sought to build their futures in the desert community. Alice was active in the community by joining many social and service clubs, many of which centered around the Apple Valley Country Club and Apple Valley Inn. She was a proud and active supporter of her political party, serving as precinct leader and performing various duties over the years. She served as a Brownie and Boy Scout leader, played the organ for her church, and enjoyed golfing and international travel. She belonged to Hesperia Community Church for many years and to First Baptist Church of Hesperia, and was a dedicated scholar of the Bible. Her family remembers her as a classy, proper, and stylish lady who took great pride in her cooking and baking from scratch. An accomplished artist, Alice loved to paint, primarily in oils. She was accepted into the Art Division of the National League of American Pen Women based in Washington D.C. where she served as president of her chapter and was a voting delegate to the National Convention. She was also a member of the High Desert Cultural Arts Foundation. Later in life, she went into Real Estate selling commercial and residential properties. Her achievements include earning Top Transactions Associate and Top Listing Associate over the years. She became a standing member of the Million Dollar Club and the Multi-Million Dollar Club as a top producer numerous times. She was highly respected for her hard work and honesty which helped her to retain loyal clients. Alice, known as Gigi to her family, was a very loving, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her son, Rick Wilson; daughter, Cheri Delgado; granddaughters, Paisley Taylor and Kelly Reid and her husband, Stewart Reid; great-grandchildren Henry Reid, Harriet Reid, Margaret Reid, and Paloma Avila. Alice was laid to rest at Sunset Hills in Apple Valley.
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Published in the Daily Press on June 29, 2013