Alice was born July 10, 1912, to John William and Lula McPherson Whitefield on the family farm in the Boz Community in Ellis County. Her family had settled in the area in the 1860s. She was a lifelong resident of Waxahachie, Texas, and was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, I.W. Medford, sisters Rheda Mae Maxwell, Myrtle Barton and a brother the Reverend J.W. Whitefield.
She was a woman of high ethical standards who supported the United Methodist Church by teaching Sunday School classes, youth counseling and beautifying the altar by her wonderful flower arrangements. She was an outstanding mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. One of the greatest gifts that she gave to all was her absolute love of life.
Alice is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Mason of Tyler, Texas and Dr. Karen Wuertz of Mason, Texas; five grandchildren Lt. Jeremy Boyd, Kristin Boyd and Jenny Kennedy, Maura Donaldson and Blaine Mason; four great-grandchildren, Cate and Elizabeth Mason, Claire and Carolyn Donaldson.
Alice died November 25, 2008, at the Llano Memorial Hospital with her daughters and their husbands at her side. A worship service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. Burial was at the historical Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery. She is at peace with all those who have gone before and will be missed by those left behind.
The family of Alice Medford would like to extend special thanks to the staff at the Mason Rural Clinic, the MKM Home Health, the staff of Mason EMS and the emergency physician and nursing staff at Llano. Their kindness and support during this difficult time will never be forgotten.