Alice R. Christopher passed away December 8, 2004, the day before her 97th birthday. She was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. Her father, Henry E. Robinson, was the founder of Robinson-Gardner Hardware Company. Alice graduated from Centennial High School in 1925. She met her husband of 55 years, I. C. 'Chris' Christopher, when they both attended Colorado A & M College. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Upon receiving an associate degree from the college, she became a teacher in the Pueblo public schools. Her two aunts were teaching in the system as were her two sisters, and for a time there were five Miss Robinsons teaching in the Pueblo city schools. She married in 1929. Returning to Colorado A & M to continue her degree work, she received a BS in 1954. She taught first grade for many years at Columbian school in Pueblo, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, professional teachers' organization. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Alice is survived by her daughter, Jane (Jim) Carlson, of Westlake, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Janice (Michael) Snyder of Lakewood, Ohio, James (Sandy) Carlson of Lincoln University, Penn., and Dr. Eric (Lujan) Carlson of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Grandson Christopher Carlson died in 1996. She has seven great-grandchildren, Jillian, Jonathan and Matthew Snyder; Steven and Courtney Carlson, Nicholas Tizzard and Eric J. Carlson. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, December 13, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Ray Hawkins, former chaplain at Villa Pueblo, officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Alice Christopher was my 1st grade and 5th grade teacher at Columbian Elementary School. She was one of my favorite and most memorable teachers. I remember her as being very kind, caring, and understanding but at the same time being able to keep her students in line. My condolences go to her family as I am sure they will miss her.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Alice passing on. I was an LPN at the Villa for about a year, I moved last April to Iowa. She was a dear, sweet wonderful woman. She liked to lay in bed and talk about her students, she says she even liked the naughty ones. She was a very special lady.

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