Alice Louise Neece

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

ALICE LOUISE NEECE was born Oct. 4, 1948, in San Diego, Calif., to Emma Lucille and Jay B. Clothier. She died Aug. 5, 2005, at Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 56.

She moved with her parents to Sayre, Okla., in 1955 where she grew up the second of seven brothers and sisters. Alice was a Girl Scout and Girl's Stater. She graduated from Sayre High School in 1966 and later attended Sayre Junior College before receiving her B.S. in Education from Southwestern State College.

She was married to Terry Downs in 1967 and to this union two daughters were born, DeAun and Daina. She lived in Sayre until 1975 when she moved to Burns Flat where she taught special education. Alice married Gene Neece in 1978 and she assisted in raising his four children. They lived in Burns Flat before moving to Holiday Island in 1990 where she continued to teach school and they operated a Stripper Guide Service on Beaver Lake. Alice was an avid camper. She moved to Oklahoma City and later to Sayre in July 2001 to make her home and care for her father. She was currently working for the Sagebrush Workshop. Alice was an active member of the AARP and was currently serving as president.

She was a member of the Sayre Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bart.

Her survivors include: two daughters, DeAun Ivester and husband, Tom, of Sayre, Okla., and Daina Butler and husband, Judd, of Stratford, Texas; two sisters, Beth Shelton and husband, Lonnie, of Wheeler, Texas, and Kathleen Leonard of Prescott, Ariz.; three brothers, Chris Clothier of Oklahoma City, Okla., Paul Clothier and wife, Nancy, of Crowley, Texas, and Kerry Clothier of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held Aug. 8, 2005, at Sayre United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Del Watkins. Services were under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Sayre.