Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - December 6, 2013

Deaths

Alice Evans Powell

Alice Evans Powell, 77, of Rogers, Ark., died on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

She was born to the late George and Elma Evans on June 4, 1936, in Palo Alto, Calif. She graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1954.

She resided in the San Francisco Bay Area until her retirement in June 1998, working at Hewlett Packard, Zack Electronics and then Storm Products. After retirement, she relocated to Carson City, Nev., where she became very active as a volunteer at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. In 2006, she received the Jefferson Award for Public Service in Carson City.

In 2007, she moved to Mesa, Ariz., to be closer to her daughter, Patricia Higgins. In 2011, she moved with Patricia's family to Rogers, Ariz. She continued her years of volunteer service in both Arizona and Arkansas. She volunteered at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, and at the Northwest Regional Medical Center of Bentonville, Ariz. She also delivered meals for Meals on Wheels with her granddaughter and served at the Christ the King Lutheran Church food bank.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Family in Carson City, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Mesa and the Christ the King Lutheran Church of Bentonville.

She is survived by one child, Patricia Higgins, wife of Warren Higgins of Rogers, Ariz., and by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Mesa on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mesa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a local Humane Society, the Wild Horse Protection Agency or Guide Dogs of America.

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