Alice Bovard-Taylor

January 2, 1936November 9, 2011

BOVARD-TAYLOR, ALICE, died unexpectedly of a stroke on November 9, 2011. She was 75. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she earned a B.S. degree in education with majors in psychology and dance at Miami of Ohio University. She studied classical dance in New York with Martha Graham, and later became a charter member and pioneer of the fledgling American Dance Therapy Association. She developed psychology based dance therapy programs at several Minneapolis hospitals, taught at the University of Minnesota, and had a private psychotherapy practice. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Western Colorado University. Her creation of the Video-Analysis program at the Telluride Ski School was the first of its kind. After moving to Denver she spent 14 years as the Deputy Executive Director at the Women’s Bean Project. Alice is survived by her husband Dr. Jospeh E. Draganosky, daughters Karen Brandvold and Lori Lawrence, and grandchildren Davis, Elise, Dustin, and Madeline Brandvold, and David Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her son David Taylor. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at Willow Ridge Manor, 4903 Willow Springs Road, Morrison, Colorado from 5 - 8 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Alice Bovard-Taylor

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Mary Pattock

July 28, 2012

A wise, brilliant, supremely talented woman. She changed my life, and for that I will be ever grateful. I have only just learned of her death. My condolences to her family, who must miss her terribly.

Ellis & Bob Naegele

November 18, 2011

We have wonderful memories of our two families together in Excelsior. May we treasure them always. Love to you girls. Ellis and Bob Naegele xoxox

Julie Rubsam

November 14, 2011

I will miss her every day! What a wonderful, wise, empathic and funny friend. I am so happy she was part of my life. Julie Rubsam

November 13, 2011


We were so shocked to hear about Lecia's sudden passing. If I know Lecia, however, she is dancing her way through heaven right now. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

Jim & Judy Graham

Alice & Gary Warner

November 13, 2011


We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Lecia's passing. May the love of your friends and family carry you through this difficult time. Let us know if ever we can help in anyway.

Mark Lerohl

November 13, 2011

Karen and Lori: Sorry for your loss. I remember your family from Excelsior and playing at your house with your brother David. My sisters Kris, Kathy and Kim send their condolences along with mine. Our mom passed last year. Take good care.