Alice Hanson Burst

Burst, Alice Hanson 93, was welcomed by her Lord to Heaven on November 24th, 2013. Married to Dr. Donald O. Burst for 70 years, she leaves her husband, 3 children: Bonnie (Jerry) Freeland; Jacqueline (Kinnan) Golemon; Donna Burst, 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a brother, C.Victor Hanson of Tucson, AZ. A graduate of Northwestern University, and a proud Pi Beta Phi member, Alice worked in retail design first in Winnetka, Illinois, her home town, and then in St. Louis. She was the retail manager of The Sign of the Arrow for twenty years. She will be remembered as a cook extraordinaire, having created many lunches for the hundred-plus members of the Medical Society Women's group. She contributed several recipes to the Artist in the Kitchen Cookbook for the Art Museum and hosted magnificent dinners at the Burst home throughout the years. Thanksgiving was a specialty with game birds and turkeys and countless desserts for the Bursts and college friends from Chicago. She also loved and excelled in golf, and served one year as the chair of the Women's Golf Committee at Old Warson where she made friendships for life. She and Don traveled throughout the US and Europe, loving Scotland and England especially. Alice and Don made many friends at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida where they lived for twenty years after St. Louis and before they moved to Brady, Texas. She was an envied angler in Ocean Reef and caught a few award-winning fish. In Brady they lived on the ranch of their daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Kinnan Golemon where her skill as a wingshooter was often exhibited. Alice spent the last year of her life at Parc Provence in St. Louis where the staff and Heartland Hospice took wonderful care of her, for which the whole family is deeply grateful. Alice will be remembered as a happy, loving, gracious and generous woman both by her family and the community at large. Her wonderful recipe for life will be cherished forever by the whole family - the twinkle in her eye will stay with us always. Services for the family will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Sign of the Arrow, 9740 Clayton.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2013