Alice Moore LuptonApril 26, 1927 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 90)
Alice Probasco Lupton died on August 31, 2017 at age 90. She was predeceased by her parents, Scott L. and Margaret Williams Probasco, her husband Jack Lupton to whom she was married for 62 years, and her brother Scotty Probasco.
Alice was born in Chattanooga on April 26, 1927 and was educated at The Bright School, GPS, The Masters School, and Wellesley College. She loved life and hated long obituaries so we will do our best to cram her many accomplishments into as few words as possible.
For decades Alice embraced many community organizations dedicating herself to their success. She was an advocate for children while presiding over the boards of East Fifth Street Day Care Center, Little Miss Mag Day Care Center, and The Childrenʼs Home (now Chambliss Center for Children). She felt it a great accomplishment that each of these organizations became racially integrated under her presidency. Perhaps her greatest contribution to the children of our community was her leadership in establishing The Creative Discovery Museum on whose board she served for many years. Other organizations that benefitted from her leadership include United Way, Allied Arts (now ArtsBuild), The Bright School, GPS, and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Alice was a very active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd on Lookout Mountain. She established The Good Shepherd Book Store which for many years helped support the church preschool. She served on the vestry of Christ Memorial Chapel in Hobe Sound, FL.
At The Honors Course she chaired the Curtis Cup, a womenʼs amateur event between the U.S. and Great Britain. She herself was an excellent golfer and won the first Tennessee Womenʼs Senior Championship.
She deeply loved her family, and running a close second and third were books and bridge. Alice is survived by one son Cartter Lupton and his wife George from Sullivanʼs Island, and three daughters, Alice Smith and her husband Alfred from Lookout Mountain, Kate Juett from Dallas, and Meg Gerber and her husband Charles from Memphis. She is also survived by her sister Peggy Jones. Even though Alice hated long obituaries she would have wanted every one of her grandchildren and their spouses to be acknowledged. Tom & Kristina Montague, John & Jessica Montague, Ben & Sandy Crosland, Andy & Adriane Crosland, Ali & Justin Treaster, John & Danyelle Lupton, Betsey Lupton & Eric Chevalier, Charlie & Hayley Gerber, Annie & Paxton Griffin, Robin & Kyle Collins, and Jack Gerber all adored their Ali as did her 19 great grandchildren.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Debbie Fisher and Becky Watson who loved and cared for Alice for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain, TN, with the Reverend Robert Childers officiating. There will be a reception at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club after the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Chambliss Center for Children, 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411, The Church of the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 145, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 or a charity of your choice.
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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home – East Brainerd Chapel, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.