McCoy Alice Ruth (Nelson) McCoy was born in St. Louis, MO, on March 26, 1928. She graduated from Washington University's Architecture School with a degree in Interior Design. Alice passed away on January 22, 2003. She is survived by her son, Doug, daughter-in-law Marianna, and granddaughter Katie; grandchildren, Jenni McCoy and Tommy McCoy, and close friends, Patti and Scott Franz. Alice was about all good things. She loved feathers, rocks, driftwood, every creature fuzzy and furry, scaly and feathered. Gorillas in particular. Wolves absolutely. Her grandchildren most passionately. She was a would-be writer, leaving behind scores of journals. She gave generously to a fistful of charities that were committed to saving the rainforests, endangered species, and the Earth in general. She loved wind. Trees. Ducks. TV and knitting. She was inspired by the change of seasons in Minnesota and the origins of words. She was a volunteer when the MN Zoo was new - you could find Alice there wrapped in snakes. She took flying lessons and even flew solo through the clouds. She liked the English language. Quotations. Lunch with friends. Alice loved to read biographies and always had the biggest Dictionary within reach, usually open. She spent her career as a drafter, when lettering and lines were done with precision by hand, before the computer. Alice loved Lake Superior, the Arboretum, and walking around the duck pond outside her door every day. She was a good, quality person, the kind our world needs. Memorials preferred to any animal or Earth-saving charity of your choice. Memorial gathering from 1-3 pm Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Center Lounge, Knollwood Place Apts, 3630 Phillips Pkwy, St. Louis Park. Cremation Society of MN Mpls 612-825-2435

Published on January 24, 2003

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