Mary “Alice” Saunders, 83, passed away on Tuesday May 2, 2023 in Jackson, Michigan. She was born May 2, 1940 in Bloomington, Indiana to Carl and Virginia (Murray) Chattin.
She married Frederic Elon Saunders on July 11, 1964. After living in Cleveland, Ohio until 1970, Alice and Fred moved with their family to Angola, Indiana. Alice worked at Fremont Head Start as an Educator for many years, and later worked at the Steuben County Probation Department. She enjoyed playing golf, watching Indiana University basketball with family and friends, and watching her kids and grandkids play sports.
Alice graduated from Goshen High School in 1958, Indiana University in Bloomington in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and Saint Francis College in 1994 with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi at Indiana University, and a member of the Elks Club in Angola.
Mrs. Saunders is survived by her two sons, Brian (Andreia) of San Diego, California and Brad (Elizabeth) of Jackson, Michigan; four grandchildren, Grace, Megan, Matthew and Charlie. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Fred.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 9-11 AM, June 26, 2023, at the Weicht Funeral Home in Angola, Indiana. A private Burial will be in the Violett Cemetery, Goshen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Steuben County Humane Society or the Indiana University Scholarship at the Steuben County Community Foundation.