Alice Gordon Hubley, 90, homemaker, gardener

November 15, 2003

Alice Gordon Hubley, a homemaker and avid gardener, died of respiratory failure Monday at the Ginger Cover retirement community in Annapolis. She was 90.

Born Alice Gordon Barrickman, she was raised in Shelbyville, Ky. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., and the University of Louisville.

Interested in becoming a concert pianist, she was awarded a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

She abandoned her dream of becoming a concert pianist when she married George W. Hubley Jr. in 1938 and began raising her three sons. In 1960, the couple moved to Annapolis when her husband was named the state's first director of economic development. He died this year.

Mrs. Hubley enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She also liked working in her 3-acre garden, where she raised both flowers and vegetables. She was a longtime Scrabble and bridge player.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Terrace Room of the Ginger Cove Health Center, 4000 River Crescent Drive in Annapolis.

Mrs. Hubley is survived by two sons, Gordon Grant Hubley of Annapolis and Todd McAlister Hubley of Silver Spring; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. Another son, George W. Hubley III, died in 1997.

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