Alice Whiteman, 79, passed away while living life to the fullest on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Visitation will be from 4–6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1420 31st Street, Galveston, with a memorial service at 6:00 pm, led by Deacon Sam Dell’Olio.
Alice was born May 3, 1935, to Paul Novosad and Mary Gerik in Fayetteville, Texas. She graduated from Spring Branch High School. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by many that knew her. She was extremely active in the community and lived a life of gratitude and giving. As the owner of Alice Whiteman Interiors, a company she independently ran for over thirty years, she enjoyed helping others improve their homes and businesses.
She was an active member of the Holy Family Parish of Galveston and a dedicated Serran fostering and affirming vocations to the priesthood. She loved to garden, listen to country music, and watch sports. Alice was the life of the party always making everyone feel welcome. Above all, she loved to cook for others and find any excuse to make a meal and share it with family and friends.
She left this world dancing to heaven and will be dearly missed. Her family will always be indebted to her golden girls, Nancy Wegner and Annette Felts.
Alice is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Walter Clay Whiteman, Jr; and her brothers, Jerry Novosad, and Robert Novosad. She is survived by her children; son, Walter C. Whiteman III and wife, Tina; daughter, Elizabeth Whiteman Adams and husband Roger; son, Paul Joseph Whiteman and wife, Rita; son, Troy Steven Whiteman and wife Jennifer; daughter, Laura Whiteman Haug and husband, Shaun; and grandchildren: Joshua Clay Whiteman; Marlese Rene Whiteman, Kyle Mason Adams and wife, Megan; Kourtney Marie Adams; Drake Curran Whiteman; Gage Curran Whiteman; Hunter Ryan Haug; Hayden Christopher Haug; and Hans Fischer Haug; and great grandchildren: Gabriel Landon Whiteman and Ian Scott Adams. She is also survived by her sister, Lillian Ruhmann and sister-in-law Mildred Novosad as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Ansell, Johnny Boy Carter, Javier Fentanes, Jeff Gottlob, Mike Megale and Mike Piel.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.