Alice Drudge 6/23/1947 4/2/2013 Alice lost her long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by the love and peace of her family and friends when she left this world. Alice will be greatly missed. She loved and cared for others her entire life. Alice graduated from Rincon High School and earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Arizona. Alice began her stellar teaching career in 1970. She received many local and national honors for excellence during her career and was a pioneer and leader in the teaching of technology and computer applications at Santa Rita High School and Palo Verde High Magnet School. She was instrumental in the implementation of many of TUSD's JTED programs. A wonderful colleague and friend, Alice was an inspiration to the thousands of students who were fortunate to have her as their teacher. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen Drudge; niece, Kimberly Bergman Grinde and nephew, George Drudge. Many family members and friends survive Alice. Her family includes sisters, LaDonna (Walt) Bergman and Barbara (George) Brooks and brothers, Larry (Judy) Drudge and Rex (Gale) Drudge. Also surviving Alice are niece, Kendra Bergman (Paul Gruen); nephew, D. Alan (Kellie) Roberts; nephew, Adam (Deborah) Drudge; niece, Gina Drudge; one nephew-in-law, seven great-nephews, five great-nieces, one great-great-nephew, one great-great -niece and her uncle, Wade (Doris) Tucker. Alice's close friends include Kathy Krucker, Dodie Orosco, Jan Schneider, Sue Peterson, Karen and Joe Parente, Robin Cash, Jane Martindell, Irma Ficzeri, Pat Hale, Judy Sorenson, Diane Dedek, Jeff Lockwood and Laura Uhl. She will also be missed by her many friends in Crested Butte, Colorado (Talie, Roberta, and the gang) where she skied in the winter and treasured the wildflowers in the summer for over 25 years! Special thanks to her neighbors Kamel and Basma. Alice was also a lifelong UA Wildcat fan and loved going to the men's basketball games. Alice's family and friends would like to thank her amazing doctors and nurses who took such good care of her at Arizona Oncology, DaVita Dialysis, her other wonderful physicians; as well as the extraordinary and caring nurses and volunteers who gave such compassionate care to Alice at Peppi's House. Donations in Alice's memory may be given to TMC's Peppi's House or to the U of A's Foundation for Bobbi Olson's endowment to fight ovarian cancer. A Celebration of Alice's life will be announced in the future. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.
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Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery Crematory
3015 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 7, 2013