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Alice Mae Eubanks
09/21/1907 — 03/30/2003
From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Dodge, Oklahoma
Alice Mae Eubanks
Alice Mae Eubanks, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on March 30, 2003 at the age of 95.
She was born September 21, 1907 to Robert Wickliff and Lulu Pearl Francis in Dodge, Oklahoma.
After graduating from high school she accepted her first teaching position at a one-room school in rural Oklahoma. She attained her teaching degree by teaching during the school year and attending Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma during the next ten summers.
She married Hobart J. Eubanks on February 9, 1934 in Wagoner, Oklahoma. They made their home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she continued to teach in rural schools in the area. In 1947 after Hobart had transferred with the DuPont Company to Richland to work at the Hanford Project, Alice drove herself and the rest of the family to Richland. There she resumed her teaching career with the Richland School District where she taught third grade at Lewis and Clark Elementary School until she retired, reluctantly, in 1972. She had a positive impact on many, many students during her 40 plus years of teaching. Many have spoken of the inspiration they received from her.
After her retirement Alice traveled extensively with many of her special friends throughout the United States and the world. She especially enjoyed these trips and the many new and exciting things she was able to see and learn.
Most of all she loved her children and their families. She never missed an opportunity to support her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in any activity in which they might be involved. She never missed a birthday or a ball game if she could help it. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart J., by her brother Beeson Francis, and her sisters, Grace Francis, Geneva Abbot and Eula Maulsby.
She is survived by her daughter Lou Ann Bellinger and her husband Bob of Hermiston, Oregon; her son Gary and his wife Marie of Vancouver, Washington; her grandchildren, Ann Cutsforth, Jack Bellinger, Alicia Barber, and Bryan Eubanks; her great grandchildren Ryan Cutsforth, Bobby and Brooks Bellinger, and Natalie Barber. Alice is also survived by her nieces and nephews and their families who all held a very special place in her heart.
Alice was a member of Southside United Protestant Church. She was also a charter member and Silver Sister of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority. Alice was also proud to be an enrolled member of the Cherokee Indian Nation.
Visitation will be Wednesday April 2, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. at Einans Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Southside United Protestant Church in Richland, Washington at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 3 with a graveside service to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Eubanks was my third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark. She had a positive impact on my road to manhood.