Alice Arlene VisserJanuary 5, 1930 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 87)
Alice was born on January 5, 1930 in Modesto, CA to Inez and R.W. Jolliff. She passed away in Modesto, CA on July 4, 2017.
After a courtship, Emmett Visser and Alice married and welcomed two children.
They started their farming career with dairy and later moved on to peaches and almonds at their ranch in Ceres. When not farming, they enjoyed traveling. Emmett and Alice were members of the Alpenlite Travel Club and also toured the world learning new cultures.
Alice had a passion for the arts. She ran a successful flower and crafts business, Alice in Blunderland, and served as District President of the Junior Women's Club of California. She sang for many years in the First Baptist Church of Modesto choir before later worshipping at Harvest Presbyterian Church of Ceres and was also member of the Soroptimist International of Ceres.
Her joy of knitting was met by her philanthropic nature as she began knitting hats for the Modesto Gospel Mission and Samaritan Purse. She later created her own mission endeavor by delivering her hats to schools in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
In her later years, Alice especially enjoyed special gatherings with her Red Hat Society group, "Red Hatters".
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Emmett; and four siblings, Everett Jolliff, Harold Jolliff, Jane Adams and Walter Jolliff.
Alice will be deeply missed by her son, Chris Visser and wife Susan; and daughter Carrie Lane. She also leaves behind two grandchildren whom she adored; Nicholas Lane and Juliet Lane.