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 CafÃ© 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 arborday.org
. 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 santafefuneraloption.com
Published by Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 3, 2013.