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December 07, 1930 September 19, 2022
December 07, 1930 -- September 19, 2022

Alice Kerr Locke, Age:91

Alice Kerr Locke passed peacefully in the hands of the Lord on September 19, 2022 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born on December 7, 1930 to Henry Franklin Kerr and Cora Emily Dann Kerr in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She grew up in the Boston area and summered on the beach in Cape Cod with her brothers, Henry F. Kerr Jr and Robert Kerr. 

Alice met Donald Albert Locke in Belmont, Massachusetts and they were married on May 24, 1952.

Alice and Don moved a few times since Don was in the Navy in the New England area where they were blessed with 2 children, Bruce Alan and Janice Leigh. The family spent summers sailing on Chesapeake Bay before moving to Des Plaines, Illinois in 1971.

In the 32 years in the Chicago area, Alice participated in various bridge clubs, often playing 3 or 4 times a week. She worked as a bookkeeper for 20 years at 2 different firms. The family belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Des Plaines where Alice played in the Handbell Choir and sang in the Sanctuary Choir. Alice and Don enjoyed traveling to numerous locations including cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal plus tours to London, Europe, the Mediterranean, and Hawaii. They also enjoyed seeing live musical theater in the Chicago area holding multiple season passes for years.

Seven years after losing Don in 1996, Alice moved to Plano, Texas to be closer to her daughter Jan, her husband John, and her grandchildren. She enjoyed her retirement living apartment, especially the bridge clubs and singing in New Creation, the jazz service choir at King of Glory Lutheran Church. She later moved to assisted living when she needed additional support.

Alice was preceded to death by her parents, her husband Don, and her brother Bob. Alice is survived by her brother Henry and wife Elizabeth Kerr in Virginia, her son Bruce Locke in Los Gatos, CA, and her daughter Jan Fisher and husband John plus grandchildren Scott and Alan.

Arrangements are in progress for a memorial service at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the charity of your choice in her name or to King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas.