ALICE WHIPPLE JENNISON 5/2/50 - 12/24/12 Alice W Jennison, 62, passed away peacefully in her home on December 24, 2012. She was born in Los Alamos on May 2, 1950, second child to Harry and Margery Whipple. A graduate of Santa Fe High School in 1968, in 1970, she received her LPN. She practiced nursing in Santa Fe and the greater Phoenix area until her second husband lured her into the restaurant business. She met her husband, Bill Jennison at The Forge at the Inn of the Governors in 1974. They were married May 2, 1975 and a year later had their daughter. In late 1979 they decided to open a restaurant together and June 2, 1980, Tecolote Café was born. They were married for 35 years until he passed in 2010. As well as being a prominent business owner in the community she served on the St. Vincent Hospitals Board of Trustees and was a founding member of the Charles "Cocoa" Maxwell Scholarship Board. She was a loving mother, a respected business owner, and an avid scholar. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and many people she loved throughout her 62 years. Alice is survived by her brother, Arthur Whipple, her niece, Ashley Towner, her daughter Katie Adkins, and her two grandsons, Nicholas and William that meant the world to her. Alice was a kind, gentle, loving soul loved by many. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in memory at She will be laid to rest with her husband at National Cemetery on January 4th, 2013 at 12:45pm, with a gathering to celebrate her life to follow at the family home, from 1:30pm-5pm, 1903 Hano Rd. in Santa Fe. All are welcome. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435

Published by Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 3, 2013.
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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ? Dr. Seuss

Heaven is a much better place having both Alice and Bill in its presence.

My condolences.
Tom Padilla
January 5, 2013
Thank you, Alice, for helping me and for shining grace into my spirit! Rest in Peace!
Gene Lucero
January 4, 2013
Rest in eternal peace, Alice. My mother, Dolores Baca, worked for your mother as an RN. I remember your family with fondness.
Jim Baca
January 3, 2013
I "met" Alice over 15 years ago in a small AOL chatroom called the Book Nook. When the Nook closed, a group of us continued to email each other. Alice left the group a few years ago, and was sorely missed. I never had the pleasure of meeting Alice in person, but she will remain in my heart. My condolances to her family and friends.
Dawn Donovan
January 3, 2013
Rest in peace my old friend. I loved your friendship when we attended Salazar School in first and second grades together.
Kathy McGee
January 3, 2013
I went to school with Alice and played with her at her home many times. I am sorry she is gone, but she will not be forgotten. May God give comfort to her family members.
Kathy Davis Morrison
January 3, 2013
Arthur, I am so saddened to read of Alice's passing. Although I have lost track of you guys over the years, I have so many fond memories of your family. I think head of the list would be your dad's harpsichord.
Alice will be missed by so many.
Nancy (Zuelzke) Wilkey
January 3, 2013
So sorry to lose Alice.
Betty Meador
January 3, 2013
Thanks for your smiling face and friendly greetings for over 30 years at the Tecolote. Your positive attitude will be missed in the community.
David Morton
January 3, 2013
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