Alice Carey Alsup was born in Houston, on the 26th of June 1990, the second daughter of Michael Alsup and Madeleine Duvic. She attended college at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, St. Thomas University and the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her parents, her sister, Whitney, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was particularly close to her grandmother, Alathea Alsup, and cousins Oriana Scanniello, and Christine and Lauren Duvic.
Alice started at Presbyterian School in the young '2's. Presbyterian School was a loving and nurturing environment for young Alice and she was very happy with her experience there. She moved to St. Johns in the 6th Grade and graduated in 2008. Alice had many accomplishments and great experiences while at St. Johns. She was the Art Editor for St. John's School's Creative Writing & Arts magazine, and she was awarded St. John's Humanities Award in 2008, and the Texas Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award in 2007. She was the St. Johns Chapter President and Texas Convention Director for the Junior Statesmen of America, and she was a National Merit Scholar Finalist. She competed on the St. John's Chess Club and Tennis Team and loved being part of the Drum Corps. She took many fascinating trips with her classmates. She developed close friendships with classmates Lizzie Bowen, Sarah King, Miriam Connor, Lexi Maluta, Cristina Mai, Elizabeth Rasmussen, Kathryn Austin, Katherine Essig, and Kathryn Kelly. She was particularly grateful to John Allman, Megan Henry and Barbara DiPaolo for pulling her through. She wondered if she still held the record for most 'tardies" for a student that had graduated.
Alice was a creative free spirit and an artist of many talents. She played Alice in the Main Street Theater production of Alice in Wonderland in 2003. Her beloved grandmother, Alathea, crafted a perfect set of costumes for the play. She performed her own compositions, 'The Torch Singer' and others with Anita Kruse. She wrote beautifully, and was published in several student magazines writing both articles and poetry. More recently, she was widely read in Houston, and participated in a number of Poetry Slams both locally and regionally. She was a co-founder of Write About Now, a Houston Poetry group. Many of her poems continue to live on YouTube. She interned with Houstonia Magazine where she wrote a number of articles on local entertainment options.
Mainly, Alice was loved by everyone she ever met. She was caring and giving of herself to others. She will be missed by colleagues and friends and her memory is now a hole in the hearts of her family that will never be filled.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Alice during a reception to be held from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening Thursday, the 12th of June, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston.
A memorial service and celebration of the life of Alice, is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 13th of June, at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston, where the Rev. Douglas W. Richnow, Senior Associate Rector, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the nearby Sumners Hall.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions, in memory of Alice, may be directed to Purple Songs Can Fly, 4203 Yoakum Blvd., Ste. 200, Houston, TX, 77006 (www.purplesongscanfly.org
); or to the Main Street Theater, Attn: Youth Theater, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX, 77005 (www.mainstreettheater.com
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Published by Houston Chronicle from Jun. 12 to Jun. 13, 2014.