Alice R. VanLeuvan, 73

MAY 30, 1939-JUNE 11, 2012

June 13, 2013
  • VanLeuvan

Alice Runion VanLeuvan, 73, of Martinsburg, W.Va., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., from complications after surgery and while surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Alice was born May 30, 1939, in Timberville, Va., to Myraveve Jones Runion and Ivan "Doc" Runion. 

She graduated from Broadway High School in Broadway, Va., and attended Shenandoah College in Dayton, Va. While working in Washington, D.C., she met her husband, Harry VanLeuvan. They were married Dec. 1, 1962, at St. Luke's County Line United Church of Christ in Timberville. She followed her husband throughout his U.S. Border Patrol career, living in Yuma, Ariz., Rouses Point, N.Y., Tampa, Fla., and Westminster, Md., before retiring and settling in Martinsburg.

Alice was an excellent executive secretary who worked for several attorneys, law firms and school districts in each of the places they lived. She enjoyed her family and friends, traveling, and staying in touch with the many friends they acquired from living in several areas of the country. She greatly enjoyed the "Gang of Friends" weekends held throughout the year.

Alice is predeceased by her parents, Myraveve Jones Runion and Ivan "Doc" Runion; her in-laws, Minnie Thelma Decker-VanLeuvan-Bruce and Russell "Pop" Bruce; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Midge Norman; and brothers-in-law, Doug Glass, Mervin Armentrout Jr. and Clarence VanLeuvan.

Alice is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry VanLeuvan; son, Barton VanLeuvan and wife, Joy, of Mooers, N.Y.; son, Bruce VanLeuvan and fiancee, Pam Duprey, of Littlestown, Pa.; daughter, Penny Martin and husband, Daniel, of Gore, Va.; sister, Sarah Wease and husband, Lynn, of Fishersville, Va.; sister, Karen Starliper of Hagerstown; sister-in-law, Patricia Glass of Walden, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Frank VanLeuvan of Colorado; six grandchildren, Jenna Seguin and husband, Matthew of Rouses Point, Jessica VanLeuvan of Mooers, Molly and Logan Vanleuvan of Westminster, and Mason and Myra Martin of Gore; and several nieces and nephews from Walden, N.Y., Birdsboro, Pa., Royersford, Pa., Pasadena, Md., Smithsburg, Md., Martinsburg, and Union, Ky.

Following her wishes, she was transported to West Virginia University Medical College so that others may benefit from her untimely death.

A memorial service will be held at Blairton United Methodist Church on Upper Road in Martinsburg on June 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to the Blairton United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1365, Martinsburg, WV 25402; or to the U.S. Border Patrol Museum, 4315 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX 79924-3753.

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