Alice has Passed

Alice passed away peacefully last night — Wednesday, April 6th, 2016.

She was 103 years old.

She spent the last day of her life in good spirits, listening to music and enjoying having her fan mail read to her by Gail.

As she often did, Alice commented again how amazed and thankful she was that people remembered her and took the time to write, “I really feel that these people care about me.”

Her fans the world over truly gave joy and meaning to the last years of her life. She was always humbled and honored that she could be an inspiration to others.

When Gail left for the day, Alice gave her a send-off wink.

Gail and I would like to say thank you to all of you for giving her so much love and recognition. Our lives were changed forever by being a part of Alice’s story.

We’re in the process of collecting and cataloging all the cards and art that were sent to Alice. In future we’d also like to establish some manner of permanent memorial for her.

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Alice has Passed”

  1. I do have to say that I always enjoyed watching the clip of you guys showing Alice the Soundies from 70 years prior. The expressions on her face are amazing. She lived a life doing exactly what she enjoyed.

  2. I just saw this story a few minutes ago and was compelled to find out more.

    I’m sorry to hear that she passed just last week, but so uplifted that you guys allowed this history—her history!—not to be forgotten. I could tell it brought so much joy to her life and to the life of everyone who has witnessed this story and had a chance to send a letter or a card. Thank you again for sharing Alice’s story.

  3. So sorry that I didn’t get to speak to her, glad that I told Gail of my memory of visiting her in the early 40s, with my Mom who was her friend. Gail told me that she did remember me and my sister, this made me pleased that she did remember, as I remember her beautiful caring smile, my she RIP.

  4. Thank you so much for the love and work you’ve shared with beautiful Miss Barker. She is now a dancing angel, never to be forgotten!

  5. I had watched the video of sweet Alice last year and it was in my memories today so I rewached it and shard it again. It brought me joy to see the light in her eyes as she watched the videos and boy she was a little dancer. I was so sorry to see, when I went to David’s page that Alice had passed and I am sure she will be missed but I bet she’s in Heaven DANCING once again and keeping them entertained. Rest In Peace Alice Baker.

  6. I am in tears to find out Ms Barker had passed. However, after an astounding 103 years of life, I am sure she is delighted to be up and dancing with her loved ones who have passed before her. Never forgotten, Ms Barker. Your legacy will live on.

  7. My heart is broken for someone I never had the pleasure of meeting. I’m so sad to hear of this update, although I’m sure Alice is in heaven dancing her heart out. I hope she knows how much happiness she brought to so many of us just by watching her videos. Alice just radiated pure joy. Rest in peace, Ms. Barker.

  8. I am saddened to hear of Ms. Barker’s passing. What a lovely woman she was! I actually came to this site to find her mailing address so I could write to her. Some things are just not to be.

    Thank you for the wonderful videos and this blog site. Alice’s story has been a blessing to me! RIP, “Chicken Little.”

    With respect and love,

    P. Kennedy

  9. Awww..so sad she lived a life living what she really wanted to do I really love her face expressions on her beautiful face she so kind and gorgeous she was a beatific lady that no one will forget we all know where she is nowR.I.P Alice we’ll miss you .

  10. Guys, l just landed to this blog early this morning, read this awesome stories, commentaries and watched Alice videos & pictures.
    But unfortunately noted on Alice passing.Thank you for sharing the wonderful time with her & all the wonderful ppl making Alice happy, cheerful on her last days.
    RIP Alice.

  11. Ms. Alice Barker, thank you for touching our lives with your gift and passion of dance. Saddened to know she is not with us, but will remember her spirit! I wish I had met her! Thanks to those who were close to her and shared her with us. We were blessed by the experience. Hugz

  12. Dear family and friends of Ms. Barker – The wonderful video of yours came up on my news feed today – I watched again snd my heart filled with joy as I saw her face and listened to her narrative.
    I was saddened to see that she has gone on to her eternal life, but am sure she is a dancing angel!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know the ache of loss never goes away – but pray you also have peace in knowing you brought her great joy as well!
    God Bless!

  13. I just saw the story of “The Great Sweet Alice Baker” dancing herself into History!! What an exciting life so well lived!!!! What a blessing to know about her, even at this point. May she Dance in Peace & Joy!!!!

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