Alice Novosad Whiteman

May 3, 1935 - October 11, 2014
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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.

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Born: May 3, 1935
Died: October 11, 2014

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Lauraleigh Gourley-Vogel posted on11/30/-1

So full of life, so full of spirit you will be missed but forever loved by many. Rest in peace my friend.

 

Kenneth Welch and family posted on11/30/-1

Your kind heart, your welcoming smile and your great dancing will all be missed! Galveston's lost a true Angel!

 

Teresa McKenzie posted on11/30/-1

Expressions of Sympathy Teresa McKenzie has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

 

Andrea Macik Cheatham posted on11/30/-1

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. From the Macik's

 

Stacie and Lynn Whitaker posted on11/30/-1

What a great time the Region 7 Special Education Directors had when visiting Galveston. Ms. Whiteman insisted on opening her home to our whole group. It is easy to see how her daughter Liz turned into such a wonderful Hostess and kind Friend-- she followed in her Mother's footsteps!

 

Laura Robinson posted on11/30/-1

Liz & Family ~ My love and prayers are with you & your sweet family with the loss of your mother. Believe me I know how hard it is. So celebrate those wonderful memories and pass them down to the babies to keep your hearts full of her love forever!

 

Bill Adriance posted on11/30/-1

Will miss Alice's wonderful smile...

 

Ernie Motley posted on11/30/-1

Praying for you and your family. Your Mom was a very special lady that loved people and life. Sorry for your loss. Ernie Motley

 

Kristin Gottlob posted on11/30/-1

My thoughts haven't left any of you as you move through this part of life in the loss of your beautiful mother. Getting to know your mom and enjoying her friendship & guidance was precious to me. No matter what she had going, she exuded strength, grace, patriotism & a welcoming charming spirit. I will miss her much and I am so thankful to have known her. Cheers, Mrs. Whiteman!

 

J Roy Hall posted on11/30/-1

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Kathy Davis posted on11/30/-1

I am so sorry, Laura. Losing a parent is heart-wrenching and your mom was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. God bless.

 

Nathan McClure posted on11/30/-1

My Godmother was an awesome woman. Being the middle child, whenever us kids went to Galveston or she came to Boerne, she always made me feel extra special and let everyone know it. She never forgot my birthday. My Godmother, my Aunt Alice was the definition of Texas class. She exuded it, looked it, and practiced it. My Aunt Alice was a phenomenal role model for me. Thank you for all your love Aunt Alice, I love you.

 

George Van Etten posted on11/30/-1

What a great and special person ! Always made you feel special and welcome in her home !

 

Rexanne Thomas posted on11/30/-1

Sending love and prayers for your family during this time of loss.

 

Jerry and Jaime Novosad posted on11/30/-1

We are going to miss her dearly.

 

Janie Marshall posted on11/30/-1

Alice was a bright, lovely professional woman with a great attitude and wonderful sense of humor. I will miss her beautiful smile.

 

Phil Apgar posted on11/30/-1

I would like the Whiteman family to know that you are in my prayers in this your time of grief. Alice was a wonderful person who I enjoyed working with in Serra when my wife and I lived in Galveston. She was always willing to do what it took to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life and she was a joy to be around. With deepest sympathies. Phil and Freda Apgar

 

Sheri Mohle posted on11/30/-1

Laura, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you peace that only He can. Sheri Mohle

 

Cindy Davis posted on11/30/-1

Thinking of your family and I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Beverley McClure posted on11/30/-1

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Jeanette Ringer Faulkner posted on11/30/-1

So sorry about your loss. Your mother was a fantastic person! I am sure she is dancing in Heaven! I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Jeanette

 

Wendy Marshall posted on11/30/-1

Liz, So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. From all I have read-she seemed like a really neat person! Sending prayers for comfort and much love to you and your family! God bless you! Love, Wendy

 

Randy and Shirley Hicks posted on11/30/-1

Miss Alice was the life of the party and always welcomed our family to her home and made us feel at home .She was like family to us and will be turly missed. I can't believe Galveston TX will ever be the same without her. Rest in peace!! Love to all from the Hicks Family

 

Kay schattel posted on11/30/-1

Liz so sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you have a lot of your moms traits. I will be praying for you and your family for strength to get through the decisions, the loss ,and all you have to deal with during this time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Much love Kay Schattel

 

Greg LaCour posted on11/30/-1

Never got to meet her, but if she was anything like Liz, she was a wonderful woman. Sorry for your family's loss.

 

Paula Ozymy posted on11/30/-1

I will miss Alice so much, a good friend and great lady!

 

Heintzleman Family posted on11/30/-1

We are so sorry. We lift you up in prayer and ask that you find comfort in your memories. We will remember your mothers's quick wit and laughter. Hugs, Bill, Susan, Hannah and Shannon

 

Martha Anne Pierson posted on11/30/-1

Prayers for the family. Although I never knew her personally, her niece (and my dear friend) Cindy always spoke of the wonderful celebrations the family always had at her home. Cindy felt that her table settings and overall decor rivaled anything one would see in a magazine. Another angel to look down on you all.

 

Mark, Jennifer, and Drew Kelso posted on11/30/-1

Our sincerest condolences to the Whiteman family from the Kelso family.

 

Stacy Akin posted on11/30/-1

I offer my sympathies to a family that is mourning their loss.

 

The Heintzleman Family posted on11/30/-1

A donation to the Wounded Warriors Project has been made in your Mom's name.

 

Sheron Darragh posted on11/30/-1

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Katie Chenoweth posted on11/30/-1

Liz- We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Amy & Jeff O'Malley posted on11/30/-1

Laura & Shaun ! We're so sorry to hear the bad news. I have so many great memories of you all and Alice ! Best Wishes to the family. Jeff O.

 

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