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June 7, 2013

Alice S. Bringer

91; formerly of Henryville

Alice S. Bringer died on May 28, 2013, at her Pasadena, Ca. nursing home. She was 91 years old.

Born Alice Jean Smith in Henryville on April 16, 1922, Alice lived most of her life in Henryville and Monroe Township, and in Louisville. She grew up in the extended farm family of Louis B. and Lily A. Smith, who had nine children. Her professional life included 34 years at Belknap Blue Grass & Manufacturing on the Louisville waterfront. She was married to Everett K. Kaufman with whom she had two daughters, and to Walter “Cotton” Bringer, who was a long time Belknap manager. The Ohio River Valley was her home.

Alice’s ashes will be buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville, on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Funeral service will be held at noon in the United Methodist Church of Henryville on the same day. Friends are asked to make contributions, in lieu of flowers, to the following charities:  Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund; United Methodist Church Tornado Relief Fund; The Blue Lick Christian Church Tornado Relief Fund; Willy’s Chapel Relief Fund and Henryville High School Music Fund.

Alice is survived by two daughters and step-son, Doris A. Kaufman, of Pasadena, Ca., and Alice Kaufman Landolph, of Altadena, Ca., who with her husband Dr. Joseph Landolph, has two children, Joseph Landolph Jr. and Louis Landoph, both of Altadena. Alice’s step-son, Stanton J. Bringer of Fremont, Ca., who, with wife Maridean has two children: Stanton D. Bringer (Danny), and Joy D. Bringer, Ph.D. Danny and wife Denise have a daughter, Alexandra M. Bringer all of San Ramon, Ca. Dr. Stanton’s daughter, Joy Bringer and husband Richard Morgan of Builth Wells, Wales, live in Cardiff, Wales, UK with their son Andrew Stanton Morgan. Alice is survived as well by her sisters Mary Lou Locke, Irene Faye Carter, and Ida May Morris and her only brother Roscoe L. Smith and their progeny.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Cora Rebecca Kersey, Dr. Helen S. Calvin, Anna Lee Smith and Betty Jo Smith; and the many cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and neighbors,  distant and near who have formed the great family network of her lifetime, and whom she loved and to whom she was dedicated.

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