Alice Shearer, age 65, died unexpectedly October 11, 1997, in Salt Lake City.
Born July 24, 1932, in Decatur, Illinois, to Paul W. and Blanche Neff. Alice married Kent Shearer in Russell, Kansas, January 25, 1951.Preceded in death by daughter, Lorraine (Lori). Survived by son, Edward and his wife,
Renee Montmorency of Portland, Oregon; and husband, Kent. Also survived by brother, Paul W.; and sister-in-law, Kitty Neff of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina.
Alice graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. with honors in history from the University of Kansas. Alice and Kent made their home in Utah since 1958. Active in community activities throughout her life, her service included tenure with the LDS Hospital/Deseret Foundation Board, Utah Affiliate National Society to Prevent Blindness, Judicial Selection Committee to recommend Utah federal judge appointees. She was an active member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and the Delta Gamma Alumnae Association. Alice's public service also included extensive involvement in Republican politics and elective office. Elected to the Salt Lake City Council in 1979 for a two-year term, re-elected in 1981 to a four-year term.
In 1985, Governor Norman H. Bangerter appointed her Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development. In 1990, appointed Executive Director, Department of Administrative Services. Alice retired from state government in June of 1997, having served a four-year term as Utah Tax Commissioner.
Funeral services will be at St. Marks Cathedral, 231 East First South, Salt Lake City, Wednesday, October 15, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Society to Prevent Blindness, 661 south 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. Additionally, a fund with the Delta Gamma Fraternity will be established in Alice's name.
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