Alice Adelphia King Foley passed away October 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. She was born November 8, 1930, in Butler, Oklahoma, to Lydia Dowler King and William J. King.
She attended school at Arapaho, Oklahoma, and at Oklahoma State University where she met her husband, James Davis Foley.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Davis Foley, and daughters Paula Foley Coats and Ann Foley Martin.
She is survived by her brother, Robert King; son Lynden Foley (Karla); daughter Ramona Foley; grandchildren James Brian Coats, Allison Huie (Russell), Natalie Bauerkemper (David), Thomas Martin (Josh) and Jeffrey Foley; and great-grandchildren Jack Huie and Kate Huie.
After Jim graduated and went into the U.S. Army, he and Alice were married in Washington, D.C. She followed her husband to Army posts at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Kobe, Japan; Fort Eustis, Virginia; San Marcos, Texas; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Walters, Texas; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Stuttgart, Germany; and Meridian, Mississippi. Alice spent time in Oklahoma while Jim was deployed to war zones in Korea and Vietnam and the cold war era in Germany.
For hobbies Alice sewed, quilted and smocked, and she attained Life Master status in the American Contract Bridge League.
After attending a genealogy class, she began to research ancestors. She and her husband traveled all over the southern states researching in libraries and courthouses, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the LDS Library in Salt Lake City. After getting involved in genealogy, most of Alice’s time was devoted to that pastime doing her own research and assisting others to join genealogical societies.
Alice was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent of Chickasaw Bluff Chapter twice; Daughters of the Republic of Texas; National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, U.S. Daughters of 1812; National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honors; First Families of Oklahoma; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 684.
She will be interred at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma.