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A Memorial Visitation for Alice M. Terrill, 99, of Buffalo Grove IL, will be from 1:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Long Grove Community Church, 1110 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove IL, where she has been a member since 1983. Interment will be private.
Alice was born on June 3, 1917 in Evanston, IL to Edwin S. and Anna J. Nordberg. She passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at her home.
Alice graduated from Evanston Twp High School in 1935 and from North Park College in 1937. She first worked as a dental assistant in Evanston and then for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights. First as a neighborhood columnist writing "New About Palanois Park" and then eventually becoming the first editorial office manager. After her husband, David W. Terrill Sr. passing in 1982, she wrote his column, "Just Dogs" which she continued writing until 2008. In 1987, when women were first allowed to become members of Lions Club, Alice joined the Long Grove chapter. She served as Lions president and was the first Sunshine Chairperson for Lions District 1F. She received a Foundation Fellow of Lions of Illinois and a Melvin Jones Fellowship from Lions International. In addition, she was a 50+ year member of the Order of The Eastern Star (Palatine Chapter #535). Her other memberships included: Phi Alpha Sorority in Tyler, Texas, life member of North Shore Dog Training Club, Northwest Obedience Club and a life member of LPCCI.
She is survived by her son James E. Terrill; grandson C. Daniel Terrill; granddaughter Rebecca Jones; great granddaughter Jayda; cousin Alice Nilsson and her dear friend Joy Jacoby.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Ann Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Long Grove Community Church, Lions Club of IL Foundation or Kay's Animal Shelter, Arlington Heights.
Arrangements made by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine. 847-358-7411 or www.ahlgrimffs.com .
Published on January 11, 2017
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