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1936 Alice 2018

Alice Keyser

January 14, 1936 — September 3, 2018

Candler, NC

Alice Jean "Jeanie" Keyser, born January 14, 1936, passed peacefully on Monday, September 3 2018 at the age of 82. She is survived by her 5 children: Kim Keyser, Cheryl Turner and Rodney Turner, Mark Keyser, Gloria Keyser and Dan Keyser and his partner Mary Olson.  “Adopted” sibling Melissa Shelton. Grandchildren: Michelle Rector Dugger, Erik Hanson, Daniel Hanson, Lucas Turner and Phoenix Keyser. Great Grandchildren Isaac Dugger and Victor Hanson.

Brothers Bud and his wife Jan Jackson, Ed and his wife Terri Jackson, and sister Janice Jackson Coffing, 6 Nephews, 7 Nieces and several great Nieces and Nephews.

Jeanie was a red-headed green-eyed badmamajama! Dancing Queen, chief cook and bottle washer, Taekwondo Black Belt; a lover of wine, music, nature and her Irish-Cherokee Heritage. Here in WNC she worked in retail sales and marketing for the Biltmore Estate Winery and the GSM Oconoluftee Visitors Center.

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend

“ A Peaceful Crossing...I watched as she crossed the field and disappeared into the tall weeds. "

*Many thanks to our dear friend Starlyn First for arranging these donation options.

In Lieu of flowers you may choose to donate In Jeanie's name to:

Friends of the Smokies:

P.O. Box 3179, Asheville 28802


Alzheimer's Association

Online donations:

Mail in donations: Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter 4600 Park Road, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28209

A Simple Cremation in Candler is caring for the family.

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