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Obituary: Alice VonSchmittou Derry

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Alice Derry

Alice Derry

Alice VonSchmittou Derry, 90, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2019.  

Mrs. Derry was born in Slayden, Tennessee, on Jan. 4, 1929, to Harry Perkins and Ruth Boaz VonSchmittou.

She was a management analyst for the Department of Defense for 33 years, having spent 14 of those years in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon retirement in 1988, she returned home to Tennessee and spent the following 18 years as a human resource manager with Gaylord Opryland.

Alice was a dedicated volunteer for various Williamson County organizations, prolific gardener and avid reader.

Alice would like her friends to remember her by doing something wonderful every day.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, Gary and Charles VonScmhittou; sister, Etta VonSchmittou; and grandson, Evan Derry.

She is survived by daughter, Von Derry; son, Tony (Kelly) Derry; grandchildren, Misty (Perry) Keenan and Troy (Cindy) Hestle; four beloved great-grandchildren; and nephews, Mark and Patrick Schmittou.

A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, Franklin, TN 37064, in memory of Alice Derry.

WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615-794-2289 www.williamsonmemorial.com