Alice Christine Mariani

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Alice Christine Meyer Mariani died peacefully on September 22, 2022, at Ascension Living Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, Tennessee at the age of 98. She was born on January 18, 1924, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Mariani of Seattle, Washington, her parents John Henry Meyer Jr. and Clara Claussen Meyer, her siblings Pauline Meyer Mumm, John H. Meyer III, and Edgar A. Meyer. Alice is survived by her brothers Robert C. Meyer and Walter E. Meyer as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends both in the Chattanooga area as well as Seattle, and other parts of the country. After graduating from the Lutheran School, Alice attended Central High School, where she was an Honor student for 3 years, graduated from the University of Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and later a Master of Medical Social Work degree from George Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Upon graduation from George Washington University, Alice served an internship in Chicago’s Cooke County Hospital, Seattle King County Health Department, and worked seven years with Medina Children’s Services. Later she joined Lutheran Family and Child Services. Alice enjoyed spending time with family and friends most of all. She was a wonderful hostess, interacting with her guests of all ages. She kept close contact sending special gifts, notes, and letters to those far and near, including her relatives in Germany and Italy. Her dedication to church and family is a great legacy. Alice was beautiful, unique, and strong to make a life in Seattle so far from family. She would listen to anyone of any age, was accepting of everyone, loved to sing, and especially loved her brothers and sisters. She was generous, full of faith and life. Her love, her willingness to listen and let you know you were heard, the way she cared for each of us as the person we are, these were her greatest gifts to us. The funeral service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 2800 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. at 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2022 with Pastor Donald Welmar officiating. Interment will follow the service at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church between 9 – 10 a.m. before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church or Belvoir Christian Academy. Please share your memories of Alice with the family at Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412

Published September 25, 2022