ROCK ISLAND -- Alice J. Pilcher, 85, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehab, Rock Island.

Alice Jeanette Boyd was born on June 17, 1931, to Ethel Harbert Boyd and Emmert Boyd. Alice graduated Rock Island High School in 1948 and attended Augustana College. She married Richard "Dick" T. Pilcher on Aug. 6, 1949, in Denver, Colorado. They were long-time active members of South Park Presbyterian Church. Alice and her husband owned Pilcher's Print Shop. They were avid campers, traveling to many National Parks and Monuments. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and home improvement projects.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, with a graveside memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Survivors include her children: Pamela Pilcher-Spencer, Davenport; Thomas (Lynn) Pilcher, Davenport; William Pilcher, Rock Island; and Roxanne Lastoria, Maryland; 10 grandchildren: Hope, Mallika, Syama, Regina, Andy, Katie, Jim, Nikki, Megan and Ben, numerous great -grandchildren, two nephews, and one niece.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2003, her parents, and her sister, Kathryn Boyd Wavrin.

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