Alice Stevens, 68, died on January 4, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA. She had briefly resided in Brockton and later lived in Rockport, Maine where she was employed by the United States Coast Guard. She was an avid horsewoman and pianist, and loved to attend concerts. She loved watching her granddaughter in horse shows and was committed to serving and assisting our nations veterans in her role as an Administrator at the Brockton VA Medical Center for many years.
Alice joined the C.O.P.D. Information Line in August of 2007 and quickly established a leadership role. She became one of the first managers of the line, and through her efforts a community was formed. ?e line became not only a tremendous source of support, but for its members it became a family.
Alices work with the line touched thousands of lives. She often expressed to me her desire to help people come to terms with this devastating condition, so they would not feel the fear she once felt. The ability to look beyond our own suffering and aid in the suffering of others is truly a gift one which Alice shared with so many.
Her work with support groups and her support of the Massachusetts COPD Coalition will help our cause for years. Many of the people Alice touched will reach out to others, and her work will continue for generations to come.