- 87 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 13, 1927
- Place of birth:
Spencer, Iowa, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 10, 2014
- Place of passing:
Cumming, Georgia, United States
|I have learned that life is finite and precious and that the human spirit can be noble in the most daunting of circumstances. From Afterthoughts by Alice Callum|
Alice had friends and family all over the United States and we wanted to find a way to share and celebrate the life of our mother that everyone could be a part of. Please feel free to share your memories!
"Hello Jean and Ian,
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on your mother's death. I just learned of her loss today (when I tried to contact her for a visit when next at my college reunion in MA this weekend). We Burnetts have such wonderful memories of the Christmas feasts your mother staged after our father died - I still have some of her delicious recipes in my file! Your mother was such a sage, witty and happy person, one was drawn to her. Of course I mostly knew your mom in Michigan, but I always enjoyed my visits with her when in Massachusetts. Sadly, my mother, while still alive, suffers from Alzheimer's; if she could, I know Dory would want to convey her joy in knowing your mom as a friend. Their friendship was a great joy at an otherwise terribly sad point in our mother's life. I speak for my sister Kathie and brother Paul, as well as myself, when I offer our sincere sympathy on your loss and our perpetual love for your mom.
Peggy, Kathie and Paul Burnett"
"Alice, you and I hit it off immediately. You were always accepting and loving toward Patt and me. I wished we could have lived next door to each other. I would have taught you a lot on your PC. Every time I saw you there was that broad smile and warm presence. I miss you very much. We both loved you and will remember you always. Kate"
""I adored my Aunt Alice! When I was a baby with my mother, Jean, in Spencer, Iowa, while the men were in WWII, I was around Alice, and Mother always said we were great pals. As I grew older, she would visit us in Sioux Falls, and we would laugh and talk and have fun. When she got married, I got to be a flower girl at the wedding…she made me feel so grown up and important! In high school she invited me to visit one summer, to help and play with Jean and Ian, who were little children, and so fun and darling! I remember having a wonderful time with them all. Leslie always treated me so beautifully, and made me feel part of the family. When I was married, Alice couldn't come to the wedding because my grandmother Mimi, was dying and Alice had to stay to take care of her. I remember that the day after the wedding, my mother left to be with her sister Alice, and their mother, my Mimi, Alice Emily McMillan Wilson, died about a week after Edward and I got married. I loved Mimi with all my heart, and Alice and my mother, Jean, and older sister Claire, always seemed exactly like different pieces of a puzzle, that fitted together, made Mimi! All of them were amazing women. Alice and I wrote letters, exchanged Christmas cards, presents of all types, and talked on the telephone for years. It was a wonderful time when she came here to Jackson, MS, for Annie and Erik's wedding. That was 12 years ago, and she came with Ian and Pat. It was a grand celebration. I had wonderful phone conversations with her every few months in the following years. Alice was fun and funny and so smart, and I have always admired how she managed her life after Leslie died. She worked hard as a lawyer, and I remember talking to my mother, Jean, about fun conversations Alice and my father, Mead, would have when they visited together at Emineja. Alice was a "whirlwind" and I loved her with a passion!!!
Your memory will live on Dear Aunt Alice, love, Sallie Bailey Schott"
"Alice and I were neighbors for 10 years. It was a great pleasure to have her as a neighbor. We got along very well from the day we met and shared a lot of laughs. We always had a lot to talk about and I miss that. I'm sure you are happy today with the GOOD LORD.
I miss you.
"Alice filled a very large void in my life just after I lost my mother. We shared a lot of meals together, many many laughs and we solved all the worlds problems in the nine years I cared for her. She was caring, nurturing, and quick to praise. I never left her when she wasn't standing in the doorway waving good-by, an image I will keep in my heart forever.
I miss you, Alice,
"Alice had become a member of my family and was sharing many of the holidays with us for the past few years. She leaves an empty space at my table this year and in my heart and the hearts of my other family members. I admired her for pursuing and achieving a challenging career late in life, a role model and example for all of us.
Thank you Alice for touching my life.
"It was a great pleasure to know Alice as one of my dear sweet, and interesting Chapter AG sisters in MA. I will always remember her kindness and genuine smile and feel blessed to have been her friend - she truly had a PEO sisters heart!"
"Alice was a warm, funny, intelligent and wise member of our P.E.O. Sisterhood in Massachusetts Chapter AG for many years just prior to her move to Georgia a few months ago. The breadth and depth of her knowledge on many topics was amazing, and she often made comments or shared information that really made us think and ponder various points of view. We have been blessed and enriched with her wisdom by being her P.E.O. sisters - she will live on in our hearts and memories. God Speed, Alice."
"Woof! You were the best dog sitter ever. I liked when you gave us extra treats. I bet Zorro already found you and you are taking care of each other.
"Hats off to you Alice!"
I always enjoyed seeing and talking with your mom when our paths would cross in Michigan at Interlochen or around home, and in Massachusetts. I liked her stories and her sense of humor, and she was so kind. I was saddened to hear your news, and am thinking of you.
"Alice Callum...cute, funny, intelligent, stubborn, creative, supportive, FRIEND, dog lover, wise, brave, strong, mischievous, beautiful (inside and out), FAMILY, fun, .... MISSED!
Alice, we love you!"
"There are too many things to say, but somehow not enough words. Alice was my beloved friend and family member, and I feel privileged to have had her in my life these past twenty years. Alice, I hope you are among my welcoming committee when I reach the other side of the rainbow bridge, because I love you and dearly wish to see you again. So much love to you, and I hope you are happy in the bosom of your family on the other side."
"Dr. Callum was a wonderful person and teacher! I enjoyed taking classes with her while she was at EMU. I'm saddened by her passing but honored to have known her. She will be greatly missed."
"Jean, While I did not know your Mom, she sounds like a remarkable woman. What a wonderful tribute to her. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the angels are with her and you."
"I am sad to hear of Alice's passing. I only recently had the pleasure of getting to know her. In assisting her with sale of the condo we had some very lovely visits! I always made sure if I was going by that I had some extra time to sit with her and listen to her stories. She seemed to be quite the remarkable woman and I am sure she will be missed greatly by many. Godspeed Alice! All my best to her family and friends."
"I liked you as soon as I met you, Alice.
You will be missed. Love, Gregory."
"Alice had integrity and humor both of which were informed by her intelligence. She also had compassion and thoughtfulness. Once when I was taking care of Zorro and Coyote, Alice stopped by on the first day. She knew that the pups were used to being cared for by her and she just thought that stopping in would make them more comfortable. What a wonderful person! I so enjoyed visiting with her by phone and in person. I loved her and will miss her presence in the world."
"We love and miss you, Alice."
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