Alice Louise Hudson Gabriel passed away on January 28, 2010. She was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on March 26, 1925 to Edward Steven Hudson and Virginia Caroline Roberts. She graduated from Cuyahoga Falls Highs School in 1943 and Kent State University in 1947, where she received her B.A. in fine arts. In 1950 she married Lawrence R. Gabriel. Alice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, where she was active as an elder and a deacon. She was one of the founders of the Wee Care Center, the first day care center for children of working mothers in Wooster, and she was active in the development of the church?s Memorial Garden and served on various church committees including the service committee, the newcomer committee and the sanctuary design committee.
Originally trained as a painter, Alice developed a lifelong love of pottery and continued to be active in the Wooster Potters Guild. She was also on the founding committee for the Wayne Center of the Arts which is now located in the former Walnut Street Elementary School where she once taught third grade. She also taught at Lincoln Way and Parkview Elementary Schools, teaching in the Wooster City schools for a total of twenty years. She was a member of the AAUW, the League of Women Voters, the Friends of the Wayne County Public Library, the Wayne County Historical Society and the Cuyahoga Falls Art Center.
She is survived by her husband Larry, her sons Frederick Gabriel of Shreve and Russell Gabriel of Athens, Georgia, and grandsons Elijah Lincoln Hall Gabriel and Frederick Davis Gabriel also of Athens. She was pre-deceased by her sister Ruth Marie Carrothers and her brother William Hudson.
She is remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend who loved pottery and all art, music, her church community, the Wooster community, the world of ideas, the outdoors, the indoors and all of the individual events, small and large, that make each day unique. She sought and pursued many many ways to help others because above all, she had a joyful and keen appreciation of people in all of our infinite diversity and character.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. on February 13th at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster. Friends who wish may send contributions to the Wayne Center for the Arts 237 S. Walnut St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 or the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster 621 College Ave. Wooster, Ohio 44691. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wayne County Center for the Arts or to the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster
3:30 P.M. Saturday February 13th 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster
The family will receive friends following the service.