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Alice Marie DeFriese


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Alice Marie DeFriese Obituary
ALICE MARIE DEFRIESE Alice Marie was born August 18, 1948, to Robert C. and Alice Louisa DeFriese, in Springfield, Missouri, and died March 7, 2018 after a brief illness. She moved with her family to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1954 & later moved to Chico, CA. in 2003. Alice Marie obtained her BSN, later earning her MSN and P.hD. in Nursing Education. She worked in a variety of hospital settings initially, then went to work for the Veterans' Administration in 1981 until the onset of her illness in 2018. During her 38 year career with the VA, she was a consistent advocate for America's military veterans. Her parents, Robert and Alice DeFriese, preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Darren and Michelle Mazza /Chadderdon, her grandchildren, Gemma and Jack, her siblings, Phyllis, Pauline & Robert, as well as her life partner, Robert Gaines, Jr., and many other valued friends and cousins. Services for Alice held at St. Johns Episcopal Church on Floral Avenue, March 23 at 10:30.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 18, 2018
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