Alice Applegarth
1920 - 2015
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Applegarth, Alice
Alice Vollmer Applegarth passed away on April 12, 2015, at age 95, after a long period of declining health. She was the daughter of Harry F. Vollmer, Jr. and Anna L. Vollmer and was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 11, 1920. From age 9, she lived in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Western Maryland College (now, McDaniel College) in 1941. She married William F. Applegarth in 1945 in Baltimore, and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary (an event celebrated this past Valentine's Day by a feature on Nashville TV station WTVF).
In 1947, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they raised their 4 children, and lived for 60 years before moving to Nashville, Tenn.
Alice approached life with energy and enthusiasm. She was devoted to her husband, and worked alongside him to help build his engineering business in its early days. She also loved dancing, entertaining, and playing bridge with him. Together, they enjoyed traveling to many places including The Holy Land, Fatima, Medjugorje, China, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Patagonia, Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, forty-eight of the fifty states, and most of all, their return visits to Tidewater Cambridge and Golden Hill, Maryland.
She played sports in college, and continued throughout her life to be an enthusiastic sports fan. She was a member of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association and the Cherokee Golf CNines, and she and Bill were original season ticket holders for the Atlanta Falcons.
Alice had many interests, and she and Bill were charter members of The Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. She loved her many friends, and was a member of an investment club, gourmet club, church circle and garden club, ultimately serving as President of each. A devout Roman Catholic, she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta for over 20 years and was a member of the "Swinging Saints of St. Joseph's Goodtime Band", a group that provided entertainment for nursing homes, and in which she played "a mean washboard and kazoo".
She is survived by Bill, and their four children: Paul Applegarth (Linda) now of Naples, FL, and formerly from Greenwich, CT; Susan Murphy (Jim) of Rancho Mirage, CA; Anne McGugin (George) of Nashville, TN; and Ginger Applegarth (Alan Delman) of Tubac, AZ. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Katharine Applegarth Simons (Matt), Alden Bevington, Daniel McGugin (Jennifer), Bill McGugin (Rankin), Rickey Bevington, Susan Davis (Jay), and Caroline Applegarth, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her parents and by her brother Harry F. Vollmer III.
Alice's funeral and burial are scheduled for 9:00 a.m., April 15, at the Applegarth family's ancestral church, St Mary's Star of the Sea, Golden Hill, Maryland. Visitation with Alice's family and friends will be held at Richland Place, Nashville, TN at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Mary's Star of the Sea Golden Hill Foundation in Golden Hill, MD (P.O Box 187, Fishing Creek, MD 21634), or to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Greenwich Time on Apr. 14, 2015.
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August 5, 2015
Sorry to here about Alice. She must have been a great wife, mother, friend and person. Bill i wish you the best. Your friend and cousin.
William Donahey
April 18, 2015
I am sorry for your loss
April 17, 2015

Peace be with you and your family, as your remember your mother. God bless, Kathy Jones Testa, SPX, '70.
April 16, 2015
Pat C
April 16, 2015
Dear Paul,
I was sorry to hear about your mother. Your parents have been good friends to my mother and father, and they always talked about the nice times they had together.
My best to you, your father, and your family,
John Paris
April 16, 2015
Saddened to learn of Alice's death-a really great lady and wonderful mother of a great family.
fr. Jim Harrison
April 16, 2015
My sincere condolences go out to the Applegarth family and close friends. May the hope found in Gods' word out weigh the grief you feel. 1 Thessalonians 4 : 13, 14
April 16, 2015
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
C C Psalms 46:1
April 16, 2015
So sorry for your loss, we all are looking forward to the day that John 5:28 comes true for all the ones we love and lost. -
April 16, 2015
1PETER 5:10, STATES:GOD WILL MAKE YOU FIRM, GOD WILL MAKE YOU STRONG.I sincerely hope these words will bring your family some comfort.So very sorry for your loss.
April 16, 2015
My deep sympathy to you, Bill, and all your family. Such a lovely picture of Alice. I have so many wonderful memories of you and Alice at Christ the King through the years. In the kitchen for Holy Name breakfasts, Father Mac's Group and some of Alice's delicious recipes I still use! Bless you both and know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ellen Rich Howley
April 16, 2015
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and hope bring the family peace
April 16, 2015
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
April 14, 2015
I'm sorry to read of your loss. May you find comfort in God's written word the Bible.
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