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Alice Timmins Carhart
December 2, 1923 - December 3, 2014

Alice was born at home in Butte, Montana at sunrise on December 2, 1923. She died at home with her children surrounding her on December 3, 2014. She had just begun her 92nd year of life.
Alice grew up on Adams Street in Butte with her three sisters and her many cousins right across the street and in the neighborhood. She attended Butte High School. Alice and her sisters maintained close ties to Butte, returning for reunions together and keeping in touch with old friends.
Her family relocated to Renton, Washington during the WWII years. Alice studied at University of Washington and then began a career in broadcasting. She was a Station Representative at KXRN Radio in Renton, where she often had to use her quick wit for advertising spots and news reports.
She met Bert Carhart at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, they were married in January of 1953. Alice travelled and lived all across America supporting Bert with his fundraising campaigns, growing their family to include five children along the way.
After re-settling permanently in San Mateo, Alice was very active as a volunteer in many areas of her busy life. At one point, she was the PTA president of 3 schools simultaneously; the elementary, middle and high school where her children attended. She received several state PTA awards for her leadership and tireless service. Once all her children where in school, she returned to work and started a 20-year career as a school librarian, extending her love of books, and proper library behavior, to a generation of San Mateo children.
Alice made sure her home was a welcoming place with a chair to pull up for all who entered. She was a surrogate mom to the entire neighborhood. She was defined by her generous spirit, going out of her way to help others and make sure people had whatever they needed. She gave an excellent day-long tour of the Bay Area, tirelessly taking visiting family and friends on sojourns from the Marin Headlands to the Stanford campus. It was always a fun day with Alice.
The Carharts are long-time, original residents of the San Mateo Highlands community.
She is survived by her children; Casey Carhart of San Mateo, Catherine Carhart (Ann Hollingsworth) of Half Moon Bay, Andrew Carhart of San Mateo, Matthew Carhart (Matthew DeCoster) of San Francisco,
and Mary Carhart Fitz ( Steve Fitz) of Poulsbo, Washington. Grandchildren Lisa, Patrick, Sean, Gabriel, Samuel and Kellen, and two great-grandchildren Nicolas and Annalycia.
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.