Marie Gertrude Alden

November 16, 1929July 14, 2013

MARIE GERTRUDE (SMITH) ALDEN – 83, of Sharonville, Ohio, died from appendiceal cancer on July 14, 2013. Born in Sherburne, New York, she graduated from Michigan State University in 1951, where she was a member of Delta Gamma. She taught kindergarten at Evendale Elementary School from 1963-83, was an active member and served on the vestry of Christ Church Glendale, was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, volunteered at the Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, and enjoyed playing bridge and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Booth Alden, and her sister, Leah Drexler. She was the beloved mother of and is survived by her two children and their spouses — Beverly (Alden) and Craig Nordquist of Cincinnati and David and Phyllis Alden of Cleveland. She also is survived by two sisters — Jean Browne of Kansas City and Charlotte Moore of Boston — her brother — Howard Smith of Washington, D.C. –her five grandchildren – Timothy Nordquist, Christine Nordquist, Andrew Nordquist, Matthew Alden, and Stephanie Alden – and her great granddaughter – Emma Nordquist. Visiting hours will be from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Road, Sharonville, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Christ Church Glendale, 965 Forest Avenue, Glendale, Ohio. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Marie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cincinnati Chapter, Suite 1026, Linn Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2013

Marie Gertrude Alden

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marilyn ouellette

August 26, 2013

Bev David & all of Marie's family
Marie was my roommate at MSU back in the early 50s, She was responsible for keeping me in school:] a beautifl friend We were both farm girls from little towns we continued to keep in touch & she will be missed terribly.

Becky Konkol

August 6, 2013

Marie was such a great gal; great laugh, beautiful face and kind. It doesn't get better than that.

July 19, 2013

I met Marie through the Kiwanis Ladies monthly lunch. I feel so blessed to have been able to get to know her for even just this short time. She was a very sweet and kind lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Gatti

July 18, 2013

It has been such a beautiful privilege to have known Marie. We shared many good laughs as we traveled to and from our DAR meetings. I shall miss her friendship.

Joyce McCowin

July 18, 2013

I was fortunate enough to meet Marie in 1963 when I was teaching first grade in a room near Marie's class at Evendale Elementary. I had just gotten married and we moved to Cincinnati with wedding gifts. Marie and Booth took us under their wings and helped us adjust to a new city, a new marriage and then a new baby. We moved in 1968 and we stayed in touch. We were both active in DAR and our respective churches. On Nov. 16 we made certain to be in touch since we shared a birthday.
Beverly and David were always great kids and she was so proud of what wonderful adults they became. And the grandchildren brought even more love. May all of her family find comfort in the wonderful memories of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. God's blessings on all of you.
Joyce McCowin

Kathy Hornbeck

July 18, 2013

What a wonderful person Marie was. I missed her in Green Valley this last winter playing cards and always with a smile on her face. Rest in Peace sweat lady,

Virginia Haimerl-Briggs

July 18, 2013

Mrs. Alden, you was a great teacher and mentor. I loved coming to visit you for the many years after you taught me and even when I got out of school. You were a great asset to the school. You will be missed dearly.
Ginny Briggs

Ron Browning

July 17, 2013

My first and probably nicest teacher ever. Thank you and RIP.

Lori Root

July 17, 2013

To Our Alden Family we mourn with you the loss of a beautiful soul. Aunt Marie was always the voice of love and reason. We will miss her and remember her lovingly along with Uncle Booth. Love to you all. John and Lori Root and Family.

Matt Root

July 17, 2013

Aunt Marie taught me how to chase the bunny (tie my shoes)where others had failed because I was left handed. Wasn't a problem she couldn't solve with a smile and a "Well".