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  • Scarlett Bauman, Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Alice was Welcomed in after her Beloved Husband Passed

Your gift provides help and hope to military widows

Alice joined the Air Force when she was just 18 years old in 1951. She was one the first women to receive orders to the air station in Iceland. On her second day there, Alice went to the club on base where she met Stanley, a young and handsome staff sergeant who would become her husband.

“It really was love at first sight,” says Alice. “It also helped that he was a very good dancer!”

The couple enjoyed a wonderful life together in the military while raising three children. Their two daughters would go on to become Air Force servicemembers as well. After retirement, Alice and Stanley purchased an RV and loved to cruise around the country.

While traveling to an air show, the couple first learned about AFEV. Stanley’s immediate thought was that it would be an ideal place for Alice to live if anything were to happen to him. Sadly, Stanley died of lung cancer in 2000, and shortly after Alice made the move to Bob Hope Village. She is now a 22-year resident here and she couldn’t be any happier!

“I just love my little apartment. It’s homey. The staff does such a fantastic job, and they treat us wonderfully. It’s like life in an old town community.”

Like our other residents at Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House, Alice is so appreciative of the attentive care she receives and the programs and activities offered.

“I’m so lucky to be here. Actually, I’m not lucky but blessed. I have so many blessings that I can’t count that high.”

If you feel inspired by Alice's story, please click HERE to make a gift today to provide help and hope to military widows residing at Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House.

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