Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 3, 2009
(Cavitt) Hickman was born in Galveston, Texas on October 30,
1918 to Jack L. and Elise (Beauchange) Taylor. She passed away
on December 31, 2008 at 90 years young. Alyce graduated from
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Texas in 1934 at the age of 16. As a
young woman, she rode horses and competed in Fencing, along with
numerous other activities.
She married on September 20, 1941 to Edward Starr Hickman who
preceded her in death on February 28, 1985. Alyce was a true
Southern lady living in New Orleans and in Dallas as a young
girl. She loved the South, and thought of herself as a Cajun.
She enjoyed knitting, was an avid reader, bird watcher and
animal lover. All living creatures were special to her, most of
all the many dogs she had nurtured and cared for over the years.
She considered her Yorkshire Terrier Sydney her best friend. She
was a true historian, had a special interest in Native American
history and dearly loved her country. In recent years she played
Mah Jong with her friends weekly at the Senior Center in
McKinney. Alyce was a sports fan enjoying football, in
particular her Oklahoma Sooners! She was a member of the
Pleasant Hill Demonstration Club and Country Estates Baptist
Church in Oklahoma City, where she lived most of her life.
Throughout the years, she gave of herself to others
unconditionally and with enthusiasm. She was a lifelong
volunteer beginning in her sons school, then through OU Medical
Center from 1968-1981 and finally at the Cowboy Hall of Fame
Museum in Oklahoma City from 1981-1999. All who came in contact
with Alyce never forgot her. You fell in love with her
instantly, as she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was
on the outside. Alyce was full of life, and she lived life to
its fullest up until her death. Her mind was amazing and full of
knowledge which she loved to share with others.
Alyce is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by her son Chris and daughter-in-law Jill of
McKinney, Texas, along with her four grandchildren, Ashley
Coultrup and husband Trevor of Witham, England; Cody, Cole and
Clay Hickman of McKinney Texas. Alyce did not know a stranger,
therefore she is survived by numerous friends from all over the
country, who loved her dearly, along with her best friend
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, January
4, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson- Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, TX
(972-562-2601). Visitation will immediately follow the service.
A graveside service will be held in Oklahoma City, OK at
Gardens at 1:00 pm on Wednesday January 7, 2009 with a
reception following at Spencers BBQ. Alyce will lie in state
Tuesday until 8 pm at Eisenhower Funeral Home in Oklahoma City,
OK. Memorials can be made to her favorite charity SPCA (Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
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Compiled, transcribed and submitted by Marti Graham, Oklahoma County, OKGenWeb Coordinator,
March 2009. Information
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