Alice Ann Inglis, a resident of Pacific Palisades for 46 years, passed away at home on February 13 surrounded by loved ones. Alice lived a full life, raising a family, volunteering in the community and traveling the world with her beloved husband Bill.
Alice was born January 1, 1937, in Washington, D.C., to Faye and Harold Glasser. She grew up with her younger sisters—Rachel Yorra and Linda Zises. Later in life, Alice connected with her half-brother—Robert W. Hamilton. The Glasser family lived in Ecuador for several years when Alice was young, then settled in Great Neck, New York.
After a year of boarding school in Switzerland, Alice attended Great Neck North High School. She went on to study at the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she earned an honors degree in economics and served as treasurer of her sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi.
In the summer of 1961, Alice met and fell in love with Bill Inglis. They married the following May in New York City, where they lived and gave birth to their daughter, Katherine. In 1969, they moved to Washington, D.C., where they had a son, Billy.
After moving to the Palisades in 1972, Alice joined the Newcomers Club, where she made many lasting friends and remained active until her passing. She began volunteering at the Palisades Library in the 1970s and later served as treasurer of the board for nine years, and as president of The Friends of the PPLA for 12 years. Alice also studied accounting at UCLA and became a CPA.
Alice was an avid bridge player achieving Silver Life Master status. She was also a voracious reader and participated in multiple book clubs where she was known as an astute but demanding critic. Alice also relished puzzles—especially crosswords and Sudoku—and was a whiz at “Jeopardy.”
Alice had an amazing memory and keen intellect. She kept up on current events, never missing an issue of the LA Times, The New York Times, The New Yorker magazine or Palisadian-Post.
Alice was a loving wife to her husband, William Inglis, for 53 years, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Alice is survived by her sister Linda Zises, her daughter Katherine (Tim Hosbein), her son William (Alyse Barnhart), and her grandchildren Olivia and Sophie Hosbein, and Cyrus, Maya and Asha Inglis.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Friends of the Pacific Palisades Library Association and/or Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation.
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