Alice Walter Stoddard, Class of 1949

Posted Apr 28, 2023

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Alice Walter Stoddard ’49 died, April 2, 2023. She was born March 8, 1927 on the family farm in Beach City, Ohio the daughter of the late Alfred Roy and Edith (Sigrist) Walter.

Alice was a 1945 graduate of Beach City Ohio High School and a 1949 graduate of Otterbein College where she was the 1949 homecoming queen and received her BS in chemistry. While at Otterbein, Alice was also in the choir, student government/senate, and the Kappa Phi Omega (Onyx) sorority. In the mid 1970’s she received her master’s degree in math education from SUNY Fredonia College. Alice retired in 1985 from Randolph Central School, where she taught Algebra.

Serving alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife, she and her late husband, the Rev. Albert Stoddard ’49, served the United Presbyterian Church, serving pastorates in Theresa and Evans Mills, N.Y., where he was ordained in 1951, Port Henry-Mineville, N.Y., Salem, N.Y. and in Randolph from 1967 to 1985. Additionally, they had served as missionaries for two years in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Memberships, Hobbies and Interests were organizing church dinners, family camping, travel, sewing, and knitting many sweaters and Christmas stockings for the family children and those of her many friends. She and Bert also helped establish the food pantry in Randolph and she served as a Cub Scout Den Mother for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Albert Stoddard ’49 and an older sister Rachel Walter Fetzer ’48.

She is survived two sons, Dr. Albert T. (Susan) Stoddard III and Dr. Stephen R. (Nancy) Stoddard D.V.M. and a daughter Ruth Stoddard ’77 (Dan) McLaughlin, 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her niece Miriam Fetzer Angerer ’84.