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Alicia Lucille SOWERS

Female 1909 - 2015  (106 years)


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  • Name Alicia Lucille SOWERS 
    Born 13 Jun 1909  Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 19639084CDB14AAC86B9C5B7FE617F640105 
    Died 16 Aug 2015  Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From findagrave.com:
      "Alicia Sowers Schweizer

      AGE: 106 • Chesapeake City, MD

      Alicia S. Schweizer passed away peacefully at the home of her son Navy Captain Edward Schweizer in Chesapeake City, MD on August 16th after a long & well lived life of 106 years. She often said she had an enchanted life. She met her husband, John Mel Schweizer Jr., in Hangchow, China, where he was a flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force in 1932. They were married in Japan in 1934. She lived the life of an Air Force wife, courageous and supportive, creating elegant, loving homes, 17 in all, in China, across the US, Germany, France, Panama & Trinidad . As her husband became a General who was Chief of Intelligence for NATO and later Vice President of Bell Aerospace, European representative, she entertained Presidents, Kings & Queens, astronauts and diplomats with graciousness. She was a talented sculptor winning prizes for her works. When the Schweizers retired to their home in Camarillo CA, she remained active in her art; she volunteered extensively at her church and the local hospital, and continued past her 100th birthday as a certified active Hospice Volunteer. For us, her greatest achievement was being a devoted, ever loving wife and mother of her sons: John M. Schweizer III & his wife Margaret, and Edward S. Schweizer, and his wife Suzan. She was grandmother of Edward S. Schweizer Jr. of California, Sally Alicia and her husband Ricci DePasquale, of Maryland, Elizabeth Serena and her husband Marce Scarbrough of Maryland, John D. Schweizer and his wife Deanna of California and Virginia Lee Schweizer of Oregon. She was also an example and loving mentor to six great grandchildren. She is survived by one sister, Sofia Taylor of Florida, and many dear nieces and nephews.

      Alicia was faith-filed, caring and generous. She was known by many as a very close and cherished friend. Her truest friend in life was her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom she displayed the greatest devotion.

      On Thursday the 20th there will be a 6PM Rosary followed by a time of visitation from 6:30 - 8PM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 259 East Main St., Elkton, MD 21921. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, the 22nd at 10:30 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton Maryland. She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband at a later date.

      Funeral Home
      R T Foard Funeral Home Pa
      318 George Street Chesapeake City, MD 21915

      Published in The News Journal on Aug. 19, 2015"
    Person ID I8601  America
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2019 

    Father Edward B SOWERS,   b. 18 Dec 1878, Ottawa, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1937, Chacala, Durango, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Sofia Ramos RADOVICH,   b. 24 Oct 1890, Cuilacan, Culiacan Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1966, Siskiyou County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1907  Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Genl. John Mel SCHWEIZER, Jr.,   b. 26 Mar 1906, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1996, Camarillo, Ventura County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1934  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F3489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    2. [S385] Sowers Family Tree at ancestry.com.