October 20, 1915 ~ October 11, 2007
Alice (Baker) Garling passed away peacefully at her home in Redondo Beach on October 11th, 2007 at the age of 91. She was born October 20th, 1915 in Patrick, Arkansas, the youngest of 13 children, to George and Julia Baker.
Alice was born in the log cabin her father built in the Ozark Mountains. She worked hard all her life . . . working in the fields on her father's farm, her first job at the age of 10 at the tomato canning factory, as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII at Douglas Aircraft . . . and then as an electronic assembler in the computer industry for twenty plus years after moving to California in 1952. She enjoyed staying active both physically and mentally. She was still doing newspaper crossword puzzles completely, in ink, until the day before her death.
Alice loved and lived life to the fullest and was an inspiration to many . . . especially her grandchildren. Alice will be remembered as loving, generous and kind to all who knew her. She will also be remembered for her joyful smile, loving spirit and gentle soul.
Alice is survived by her only child Carol Lynn Young and son-in-law Edward Meaney of Redondo Beach, as well as her adoring grandchildren Suzanne Young DeSpain (Greg) of San Marcos, Jeff Young (Szuwan) and Garrett Young (Iva) of Chino Hills. She had five darling great-grandchildren, ages one through seven . . . Dalton Gray, Camden Reed and Braden Cole DeSpain; Brooke Alexis and Gavin Garrett Young, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Curt.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on the anniversary of her birth, Saturday October 20th, 2007 at 2pm at White & Day Mortuary in Redondo Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made for education and support programs for Carcinoid Cancer which her daughter has. Donations may be made at www.sea4carcinoid.org.
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