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Alice Koerner

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Alice Koerner Obituary
May 12, 1932 - July 16, 2018Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Koerner (n‚e Butler) died peacefully at home on July 17, 2018 in Long Beach, California at the age of 86. Alice is survived by her husband Roger Koerner in Long Beach, CA, son David Koerner in Flagstaff, AZ, siblings Janet Ashford, Carolyn Dobbs, George Butler, and John Butler, and grandchildren Noah and Rachel Koerner. She is preceded in death by son Jonathan Koerner.Alice was born on May 12, 1932 in Liberty, Indiana to Burris (1909-1982) and Mildred Butler (1912-1998). She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1953 from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Music Education Degree from USC in 1979. She was an exceptional keyboard player and music educator who taught for over 25 years in Ohio and Long Beach, California. Alice pursued a wide spectrum of interests within literature, art, music, and dance and had a special enthusiasm for black culture and jazz history. These interests fueled a strong sense of advocacy for the civil rights of minorities in America, especially those of African Americans and women.A memorial service is scheduled for August 18, 11:00 am at First Christian Church, 440 Elm Ave Long Beach, California, with a lunch reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alice's life. Photos and memories can be viewed at the "Celebrating Alice" facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/CelebratingAlice . Please sign the guestbook at presstelegram.com.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 7, 2018
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