Alice Hauver Obituary (1948 – 2021) – Durham, North Carolina

Alice Wiese Hauver

August 1, 1948 – October 23, 2021

Alice Wiese Hauver, 73, died on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, North Carolina, following a fierce battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. She was surrounded by her family.

Alice was a longtime resident of Marion, Virginia. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Russell “Russ” Hauver of Durham, NC, and formerly of Marion, Virginia, and her two children, Jeni Hauver of Durham, NC, and David “Dave” Hauver and his wife, Anna Purinton, of Washington, DC She is also survived by her mother, Adrienne Wiese of Loudon, Tenn .; his two brothers, James “Jim” Wiese and his wife, Linda, of Vonore, Tennessee, and George Wiese and his wife, Karen, of Tucson, Arizona; and her sister, Barbara Harris and her husband, Guy, of Belington, W.Va. Also survive the brothers-in-law, Harold “Pete” Hauver and his wife, Barbara, of Sunset Beach, NC, Richard Hauver of Rochester, NY, Raymond “Ray” Hauver and wife, Merry, of Glenfield, NY, William “Bill” Hauver of Haines City, Florida, Donald Pearce and wife, Sue, of Williamsville, NY, Dean Pearce and wife, Marsha, of Beaufort, NC, and David Pearce of Orlando, Florida; sister-in-law, Linda Ellis of Waverly, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her father, David Wiese.

Alice was born August 1, 1948 in Kingston, NY, and raised in Hyde Park, NY. North Carolina. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY, in 1966. Alice received a BA in Mathematics Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta (1970) and an MA in Outdoor Education from Michigan State University (1974). She was a member of the Oneonta women’s swim team and competed in the NCAA’s inaugural national women’s swim competition. Alice taught in New York City, North Carolina, and Virginia for a total of 37 years. She was named Teacher of the Year at Pate Gardner Elementary School (Laurinburg, NC) and Marion Middle School, where she taught Grade I math to elementary school students for the last 23 years of his career. After retiring from teaching, she taught basic sewing skills to home schooled students.

Alice had many interests and hobbies. She was a lifelong swimmer, swimming a mile a day. She also joined fellow walkers in the neighborhood for a daily 3 mile walk. Alice took pride in her meticulously tended vegetable and flower gardens, and she passed her love of gardening on to her children. Most importantly, Alice could be found in her sewing room pursuing a hobby she had started in college – making doll clothes. For 30 years, she was an exhibitor at the Hungry Mother Festival, selling her doll clothes to generations of doll lovers. Through the Art League of Marion, she has been active in organizing the annual festival, which is the oldest arts and crafts fair in Virginia State Parks. She coordinated food vendors for over 15 years and served as president and treasurer for many years. She also became passionate about quilts, and her beautiful quilts have often won awards at local art fairs and exhibitions.

The Rotary Club of Marion has named Alice Citizen of the Year 2017. Alice has been a long-time member of churches, first of the Dutch Reformed Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, and finally of the First United Methodist Church in Marion. , Virginia. She was the class president of her Sunday school class for over 10 years.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Recovery Center for their loving care and support of Alice and the family.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Marion, Virginia. A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Dr. James Bennington as officiant. Everyone present is asked to follow COVID-19 safety and social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Art League of Marion, PO Box 1115, Marion, VA 24354, or the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 115 S. Church St., Marion, VA 24354 .

The family is assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences can be sent at

Clément funeral and cremation services

1105 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

Posted by SWVA Today on October 27, 2021.


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