ALICE H. LACKEY

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ALICE "HAZEL" LACKEY  

Alice Hazel Lackey, beloved mother, age 89, passed away on December 4, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Hazel, daughter of Edith and Charles Woodcock, who had come to the US on their honeymoon from Wolverhampton, England in 1922. Due to the death of their friend during their stay, remained, never returning to England. Hazel was the first of three children, born March 19, 1923. Hazel, a very gifted athlete, after graduating from Forest City High in 1941, began her Civil Service career in Washington, DC - working for the Navy, Red Cross and Quartermaster Corps, volunteering at the Navy Canteen. She married Donald E Lackey of Washington, DC on June 26, 1945. In 1952, they built their home in Silver Spring with their own hands in which they lived out their lives. In 1957 she and Don were one of the 12 seed families to start the Church of the Transfiguration in Colesville. She was a state and county prize winning jelly and jam maker, loved planning parties and holidays and helped many who were in need. She loved traveling in Europe, Canada and the U.S. They owned a motorcycle shop in Rockville for several years.
 
She worked for Vitro Labs, Aspen Hill, MD in the 1960s then General Services Administration in Forms Management receiving numerous awards for saving the federal government millions in her designs, she retired in 1991. She is survived by two daughters, and their spouses, Donna and Michael Betteridge of Frederick, MD and Pamela and Dick Pedersen of Leesburg, VA each with a stepdaughter; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration will be held on December 16 at 1 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 13925 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to her church or to the Red Cross in her name would be appreciated.


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 14, 2012
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