In the evening hours of Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Alice Thurleen Kennedy, 64, lost her final battle with ovarian cancer. Angels await one of their own beautiful immortal souls coming into the light. Luminous transcendent joyous affirmation of life she is gone to be with us forever.

Born October 9, 1951, in the sign of Libra, fourth child of Paul McGee Kennedy and Lola Herring Kennedy, Alice was a talented artist and an exceptional teacher. She graduated with honors from Fayetteville High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas, with minor in Education.
She is survived by brothers Lewis Kennedy and Paul McGee Kennedy, Jr.; sister Ann Warren; husband James Michael Langford.

Alice lived by the Golden Rule; a generous and loyal friend, a formidable adversary. Well-read, widely-traveled, she had a gift for finding humor and humanity in every situation; battling terminal cancer with a sense of her own beauty grace and dignity in the face of insurmountable odds and the vastness of medical ignorance; fighting disease with yoga laughter and organic vegetables, surrounded by friends and family.

Services will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, near Guy in Faulkner County, Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm; and at Bell Gable Chapel, near Fayetteville, February 13, 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charitable organization with an holistic or humanitarian objective.
Plant flowers. Teach your children well…teach them the constellations planets phases of the moon; so that they will know when to plant when to harvest why we celebrate life and death as a cycle. We are all part of that great kaleidoscopic astral wheel. Let’s roll.

Knowing that you would return
Filled with the wildness of nature
And folding your dreams about you turn
Rising to the light
I moved quietly through the morning
Fog and deep shadows
Trying without words to tell you
I am not a hunter
I am a seeker like yourself
Knowing also our strongest bond is
The distance between us
Welcome home.



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Timber framer, boatbuilder, dreamer, writer, musician; collector of books, tools, aphorisms. "There is nothing, absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing…as simply messing about in boats."
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8 Responses to Alice

  1. Greg Merritt says:

    My deepest condolences Michael. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts.

  2. deb king says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Michael. You and Alice continue to be in my wishes for peace.

  3. So sorry to hear this, Michael. My condolences to you and your family.

  4. Claire Cosmos says:

    Dearest Michael, I am deeply saddened by this news. Know that my thoughts are with you, and much love. -Claire

  5. Marianne Wilson says:

    My deepest sympathies to you, Michael. My thoughts are with you and what an amazing person Alice was. Your tribute to her is truly beautiful!

  6. It was a privilege to enjoy a small part of Alice’s life and learn from her through our conversations over the years. She was an amazing person, especially in the way she assessed, considered and battled cancer! She may be gone from us in one sense but will remain always in our thoughts. Your tribute to her was wonderful; nothing more can be added except to say I will miss her. My deepest condolences to you, Michael.

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