Alice Vollmer Applegarth passed away on April 12, 2015, at age 95, after a long period of declining health. She was the daughter of Harry F. Vollmer, Jr. and Anna L. Vollmer and was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 11, 1920. From age 9, she lived in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Western Maryland College (now, McDaniel College) in 1941. She married William F. Applegarth in 1945 in Baltimore, and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary (an event celebrated this past Valentine’s Day by a feature on Nashville TV station WTVF).
In 1947, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they raised their 4 children, and lived for 60 years before moving to Nashville, Tenn.
Alice approached life with energy and enthusiasm. She was devoted to her husband, and worked alongside him to help build his engineering business in its early days. She also loved dancing, entertaining, and playing bridge with him. Together, they enjoyed traveling to many places including The Holy Land, Fatima, Medjugorje, China, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Patagonia, Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, forty-eight of the fifty states, and most of all, their return visits to Tidewater Cambridge and Golden Hill, Maryland.
She played sports in college, and continued throughout her life to be an enthusiastic sports fan. She was a member of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association and the Cherokee Golf CNines, and she and Bill were original season ticket holders for the Atlanta Falcons.
Alice had many interests, and she and Bill were charter members of The Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. She loved her many friends, and was a member of an investment club, gourmet club, church circle and garden club, ultimately serving as President of each. A devout Roman Catholic, she volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta for over 20 years and was a member of the “Swinging Saints of St. Joseph's Goodtime Band”, a group that provided entertainment for nursing homes, and in which she played “a mean washboard and kazoo”.
She is survived by Bill, and their four children: Paul Applegarth (Linda) of Naples, FL, formerly from Greenwich, CT; Susan Murphy (Jim) of Rancho Mirage, CA; Anne McGugin (George) of Nashville, TN; and Ginger Applegarth (Alan Delman) of Tubac, AZ. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Katharine Applegarth Simons (Matt), Alden Bevington, Daniel McGugin (Jennifer), Bill McGugin (Rankin), Rickey Bevington, Susan Davis (Jay), and Caroline Applegarth, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her parents and by her brother Harry F. Vollmer III.
Alice’s funeral and burial are scheduled for 9:00 a.m., April 15, at the Applegarth family’s ancestral church, St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Golden Hill, Maryland with Celebrant William Lawler officiating. Visitation with Alice’s family and friends will be held at Richland Place, Nashville, TN at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Golden Hill Foundation in Golden Hill, MD (P.O Box 187, Fishing Creek, MD 21634), or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, Maryland.
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Mass of Christian Burial
9:00 a.m. ,Wednesday, April 15, 2015
St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Hoopers Island Road Golden Hill, MD