It is with heavy hearts that we share that Alice Heavrin passed away early Wednesday, Sept. 30th. Alice was born and raised in Columbia, SC, and attended Columbia High School. She went on to attended classes at both Columbia College and University of South Carolina.
One summer, Alice met her future husband Larry, at Camp Junaluska, and their relationship blossomed. They were married on June 22nd, 1954. Alice and Larry lived in multiple cities, including Charleston, SC; Hickory, NC; Blowing Rock, NC; Galax, VA; and Normal, Illinois. They also lived in Alaska for two years, which became the background to many stories they shared over the years. They finally settled in Spartanburg, SC in 1970, where they lived ever since.
Alice had an extensive work history, which included working a couple of years at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia, SC; Social Services in Charleston; worked with the Girl Scouts in Charleston; for Wein Alaska Airlines while in Alaska; then she became a Real Estate Agent in Spartanburg.
Alice and Larry shared a love of travel, which included an around the world tour in 1961 starting in Alaska. This grand trip cost $300.00 for airfare, because of Alice's work at the Wein Alaska Airlines. Alice and Larry continued to enjoy their world travels throughout their marriage. Later in life, after Larry closed his medical practice, Alice and Larry continued their world travels by moving to Germany for 11 months, while Larry worked as a Doctor for Army dependents and retired military people. They thoroughly enjoyed their many adventures while traveling the world.
Alice was a member of the Shandon Methodist Church in Columbia, and she transferred her membership to Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, where she has been a proud member of the choir since 1970. The Methodist Church has given much joy and support to Alice for many years.
Alice felt truly blessed with the coming of her son, Allen, in 1965 and her daughter, Laura in 1969. Alice loved her children greatly and enjoyed spending time with them.
Some of Alice's hobbies included art collecting, supporting local charities, performing in skits, singing in the choir, attending estate sales, and attending church bazaars. She loved ballroom dancing in her earlier years, but had to give that up when she turned 80. She loved the fanfare of special events and dressing up. She loved entertaining people in her home, and attending other people's events.
Alice was larger than life and was lovingly called the "bionic woman" by her family. Alice was a devoted and loving wife of 66 years to Larry Heavrin, a wonderful and caring mother to her children Allen and Laura, and a playful "Gran A" to her grandsons Patrick and Jackson and her great grand daughters Sloan and M.E. Alice loved her family to the moon and back, and they love her equally. Alice touched many lives, and we all have been blessed to have had her in our lives.
Alice's life and memory will be celebrated at Central United Methodist Church at the "Central Park" on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 2:00 pm. If attending the celebration in-person, we ask attendees to dress in colorful outfits and/or your grandest hat in honor of Alice who loved dressing up and wearing her hats. (Have a mental picture of a ladies tea or Kentucky Derby hat. Bolder the better!)
Arrangements & Guest Information
Venue: Central Park- Central United Methodist Churgch 2:00 AM Oct 6, 2020 233 N. Church St.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Alice to the Bethlehem Center - 397 Highland Ave. Spartanburg, SC 29306 - www.thebethlehemcenter.org.
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