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Alice Frances Burtnett
August 2, 1923 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Alice Frances Burtnett passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on January 30, 2024, in her home in Boca Raton, Florida where she had lived for 46 years. She was cared for by compassionate and knowledgeable nurses and doctors of Trustbridge Hospice until she was taken home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 100 years Alice had experienced joy and sorrow, laughter and serious times, accomplishments and some failures but was thankful to God for a rich full life and her many blessings, especially for Jesus and those she loved.
Alice was born to Francis and Edna Hirst on August 1, 1923, in Altoona, PA. She attributed her love of learning to her mother who was a schoolteacher and her father who loved Biblical and world history. The Bible was what her mother used to begin reading lessons for Alice at age 4. She went through the school years with good grades and developed musical skills, excelling in playing the marimba for the school band. She reflected on her high school years as "very happy”.
Nurses' training began right after she graduated from high school and that challenging training took 3 years. Her compassionate heart guided Alice through years of enriching service to others as a registered nurse.
She moved to New Jersey early in her career as a nurse where she met her first husband, David Evans. She had three wonderful sons with Mr. Evans, Terry Lee, Robin Dale "Bob" and David Leonard Evans. Sadly widowed at 27 years old Alice carried on to raise her sons, supporting them through her work as a nurse. Moving back to Altoona, she met and married Edwin G. Burtnett in 1955. The newly married couple and their new family moved to Pittsburgh, PA for Ed to start his IBM career. Their family grew when daughter Brenda was born and about one year later when Nancy was born.
Years of growth and wisdom, patience, love and grace followed for Alice. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 5.
In 1977, Alice and Ed moved to Boca Raton for Ed to continue his IBM career. Alice continued her work as a nurse part-time and developed her love and interest of all things related to the ocean. Shelling, art, crafts, friendships, church, volunteering at Boca Raton Christian School, reading the Bible and history had filled her heart and mind.
Blessed with much keenness of mind and able to independently care for all her own personal needs until close to her last 10 days on earth, she blessed many friends with inspiration for our lives to "carry on". Alice is loved now and forever by her family and friends.
Please consider in lieu of flowers, making a contribution to Alice's beloved Women Impacting the Nation.