Alice Marie Boston

Alice Marie Boston was born in Rice County, Kansas, on Aug. 29, 1912. She went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2002, in California, surrounded by her family.

She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Janet Bell and husband John of Elk and Nancy Schaefer of Auburn, Calif.; her granddaughters and their husbands, Ann and Troy Estacio of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Kristina and Gary Hengst of Auburn, Calif.; and her great- grandchhildren Benjamin and Samantha Estacio and Moriah and Joel Hengst. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Boston.

Alice was raised in Vale, Ore., and graduated from Vale High School. She worked as a bookkeeper in Ontario, Ore., until moving to Coulee Dam in 1941, and 10 years later to Quincy. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1967 they moved to their beloved Whidbey Island where Alice lived in Coupeville and Oak Harbor until moving to Auburn in 2000 to live with her daughter.

She was involved with the League of Women Voters for more than 50 years, a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and also belonged to Coupeville Garden Club. Alice spent her life being an active member of the community and her church. She was a docent at the Island County Historic Society Museum in Coupeville, and active in the Senior Center, plus numerous other organizations throughout the years. Gardening, playing the piano and bridge were her passions, but most of all was giving hugs and smiles to her family, friends and shut-ins. She will be missed by all.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Harbor. If desired memorial gifts may be sent to: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 1800, Oak Harbor WA 98277.