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Alice Rigby Carlson ’46

October 19, 2018, in Blue Ridge, Georgia, following a brief illness.

Alice was the eldest child of five born to Donald and Fern Rigby in Everett, Washington. After graduating from Everett High School, she attended Reed but transferred to the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Before finishing her degree, she met Arthur Carlson in Seattle, and they married in 1945 during his wartime service in the U.S. Navy. Following the war, they made their home in Anacortes, Washington, where they had three children. Arthur’s work in the building products industry moved the family to Rock Hill, South Carolina; New York City; and Marietta, Georgia. 

Following years of volunteer work, Alice joined Harry Norman Realtors in Marietta, where she worked until her retirement at the age of 80. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and served as president of the Georgia chapter. Her commitment to her family, church, and work exemplified her ability to successfully blend her varied interests and passions for living a full life.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Janice Glascock, and her siblings, Enid Sherman, Iris Broad, and Jim Rigby.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2018

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