Alice Carol O'NeillOctober 19, 1942 ~ September 10, 2017 (age 74)
Alice Carol O’Neill was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1942 to Lawrence and Bernice O’Neill. Alice grew up in the Southwest in the towns of Tucson, Brawley and Page. Alice graduated from Page High School in 1960 and earned a BS in Education from Northern Arizona University in 1964. She was married to Reynold ‘Rey’ Huck from 1964 – 1977. The Hucks relocated to Sacramento, California where Alice embarked on a 33-year career in Education. At Rio Americano High School, Alice originated and taught the popular Decorative Arts class through which she shared her creative and artistic abilities by teaching students leather work, stained glass, and needlework among other crafts. Alice earned two masters degrees, one in secondary education from the University of San Francisco in 1978 and the other in counseling and social work from California State University Sacramento in 1985 and became a high school counselor. She did general counseling and college planning at Rio Del Sol, El Camino Fundamental, and San Juan High Schools. Alice fondly referred to her students as “her kids” and was always very happy when she ran into former students after their graduation. Throughout her life, Alice pursued many interests and passions, including motorhoming around the USA, boating in the Sacramento Delta, travel, Porsche 356 Club, and quilting.
She is survived and greatly missed by her sister Janet Fudala of Seattle and brother Lawrence O'Neill of San Antonio; her children Brian Huck of Sacramento and Karen Huck of Champaign, IL; and her life partner of 40 years, Larry Boyd of Citrus Heights; plus numerous friends and thousands of students she taught and counseled.
Friends, faculty and students are invited to join Alice’s family to celebrate Alice’s life on Saturday September 23rd. Drop in from 2 pm - 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825. Bright clothing and Aloha attire is encouraged.