Alice E. Fiddes
Fiddes Alice E. (nee Culhane) Fiddes, age 93, wife of the late Clyde William Fiddes, died February 7, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Michael Edward Culhane and the late Lillian Langdon Culhane. She was graduated from St. Margaret's Academy with a Teacher's Certificate in Piano and from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degree in 1930 and with a Doctor of Laws degree in 1933. She was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Minnesota, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and before the United States Supreme Court. She practiced law for a time in her father's law office. In 1937, she was married to Clyde William Fiddes, a lawyer. During World War II, while he was serving in the United States Army, she was a member of the Legal Staff of the Office of Defense Transportation in Washington, D.C. After the war they lived in St. Louis, Missouri and, later, in Tyler, Texas. Her husband was the former General Counsel of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, better known as the Cotton Belt Railway. They lived in Tyler, Texas until his death in 1980. In 1981, she moved to Edina, Minnesota. In 1989, she moved to Friendship Village in Bloomington, Minnesota and in 2000 to English Rose Suites in Edina, Minnesota. Alice was active in woman's organizations, including the American Association of University Women and The League of Women Voters. In Minneapolis, she was a member of the Minneapolis Woman's Club. In Tyler, she was a member of Willowbrook Country Club, the Tyler Petroleum Club, the Lawyers' Wives Club, the Women's Forum, the Women's Symphony League, the Quid Nunc and Littera Literary Clubs, and the Perennial Garden Club. Her sorority was Alpha Delta Pi. Alice is survived by her brother, Michael Langdon Culhane of Bloomington, Minnesota; three nephews, John Langdon Culhane, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Michael Edward Culhane, II of Evanston, Illinois; Andrew Doorley Culhane of Greenbelt, Maryland; and grand nieces and grand nephews. Alice was preceded in death by two brothers, John Langdon Culhane and James Edward Culhane, and by her sister, Mary Josephine Culhane. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Av. S. Minneapolis. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. GILL BROTHERS (612) 861-6088
Published on February 9, 2002
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