ALICE ALENA CLOUTIER CARTER

305

RICHLAND, WA

Jan. 31, 1942- Nov. 24, 2020

Motel 6

Alice was born to Milton and Florence Meziere Cloutier of Alexandria.

She attended St. James Catholic High School in Alexandria. Dan and Alice started dating while students at Southern University and were married while students. Dan committed to enter the Air Force pilot training program after graduation. The family moved to Richland the summer of 1964.

In 1965 Alice accepted a job with Battelle Northwest and later with Hanford Environmental Health Foundation. She moved to the local business sector overseeing various business endeavors including the Matrix Project in the East Pasco Urban Renewal area, Genie Services and Genie Tours, National Car Rental Tri Cities and Yakima and was owner-operator of West Richland’s first US Post Office.

Alice participated in and supported numerous community events and organizations including Columbia Basin College (CBC) Foundation Board of Directors, chaired fundraising drives for Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the campus of CBC,  and was active with West Richland Chamber of Commerce and City of Richland Youth Accountability Commission. Alice was the founder and first president of Links, Inc. of Tri Cities and coordinator of the Links’ sponsored Ebony Fashion Fair, a member Altrusa Club of Richland, West Richland Senior Center and PEO of Tri Cities.

She drove the family van on trips to Boy Scout camps and drill team events. She had a passion for music and sang in choirs for 30 years, enjoyed fishing on Moses Lake and the Washington coast and traveling, including trips to England and Japan.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and seven siblings, Herman Cloutier, Milton Cloutier Jr., George Cloutier, Velma Page, Mary Cloutier, Catherine Porter and Madeline Allston.

She is survived by Dan, her husband of 58 years; sons, Paul and Andre’; daughter, Dana; four grandkids; two great-grandkids; and numerous extended family members.