Alice Louise Stribling Williams died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 5th. A memorial services will be held at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road in Weston, Connecticut, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m.
Alice, also known at different times in her life as Alouise or Strib, was a positive, independent and stylish lady. An ‘Army brat,’ she was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 26, 1920, and spent her childhood years in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, California and Hawaii. Among others, she attended the Anna Head School in Berkeley, California, graduated from Punahou Academy, Honolulu, in 1938 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1942.
Alice enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in the Women’s Auxiliary Corp in Australia and the Philippines. After her military service, she returned to the Philippines and worked at the Philippine War Damage Commission in Manila, assisting the chief of the personnel division. While living there, she met her future husband, Roger Nelson Williams, and married on July 1, 1950.
Alice raised her family in the Marianas Islands, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, France, and Weston, Connecticut. She returned to the United States in 1971 and settled in Weston, Connecticut. She lived on Fanton Hill Road until 2010. While in Connecticut, Alice became an active member of Norfield Congregational Church — playing in the hand bell choir, participating in a mission trip to Ecuador, enjoying the community’s fellowship, serving its members, and receiving its support in her later years.
An active member of her college sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, for 70 years, Alice enjoyed reconnecting with sorority sisters whenever she was in the United States. While living in Weston, she was active in the Fairfield, Connecticut alumni chapter. She also helped establish and support a chapter at Yale University. She also joined PEO and enjoyed its fellowship and service activities during her years in Connecticut.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Colonel S. Ridley Stribling and Alice Shannehan Stribling, and her husband.
She is survived by children, Ann Elizabeth Williams, Catherine Louise Williams and James Christian Williams as well as son-in-law David Richard Popp, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Cashion Williams, grandchildren Matthew David Popp, Christine Katelyn Popp, Emily Elizabeth Williams and Kelly Christiana Williams, sister Elizabeth Stribling White, and niece Sally Stribling White. Cousins survive her in Virginia, Texas, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kappa Kappa Gamma, PO Box 38, Columbus, Ohio 43216 or Norfield Congregational Church, 65 Norfield Road, Weston, Connecticut 06883, or PEO Foundation, IMO Alcie Williams, care of Nancy Brown, 6 Tower Drive, Weston, CT 06883.
—by the family