VICTORIA — Alice was born September 28, 1953 in Austin, Texas to William Harrison Pittsford, Jr. and Lynette Pearl Hempel Pittsford. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church on October 21, 1953 and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church on May 7, 1967. Alice graduated from Lanier High School in 1971. There she met the love of her life, Gary Childress, in German class. They were married in 1973 at Redeemer and celebrated 48 years of marriage a few weeks before her passing. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, Victoria College and graduated with honors from University of Texas San Antonio in 2003.