Alma K. Spicer

  • Born: May 16, 1919
  • Died: June 24, 2018
  • Location: Brevard, North Carolina

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100 N. Country Club Rd
Brevard, NC 28712
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Alma Kirstein Spicer, 99, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A native of Asheville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ewald Carl and Levia McBrayer Kirstein. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, George Thurston Spicer, and her brother Alvin Ewald Kirstein, who was killed during World War II.

Blessed with 99 years of life, Alma Spicer was a symbol of strength and determination. She died 30 years after her husband Thurston, almost to the day. Mrs. Spicer was born and raised in Western North Carolina and wanted to stay here all her life, even if it meant being far from her family. She will be remembered by her sweet southern cadence, her sharp wit and humor, and most of all her dedication and support of her family.

She majored in music at Women's College in Greensboro and became a public school music teacher, teaching a variety of instruments, directing a band, and leading a chorus. She later taught piano in her home, sang in the Methodist church choir, and was a member of the Brevard Music Lover's Club. She played piano, classical guitar and standup bass. For many summers, she and her family attended performances at the Brevard Music Center.

She was a member of Brevard First United Methodist church and served as part-time treasurer. She also served as treasurer of the Beulah May Zachary organ fund. She had varied interests and was active in a number of community groups, including the League of Women Voters, the Friends of the Library, American Association of University Women, and the regional Girl Scout Council.

She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, preparing many wonderful dinners for her family and friends. She enjoyed learning new skills and delved into weaving, basketry, knitting, crocheting, and decoupage.

Her survivors include her son, Stephen Alvin Spicer and daughter-in-law, Pamela of Chicago, IL, her daughter Elaine Spicer Friebele and son-in-law, Joe of Cheverly, MD; grandchildren William Edward Friebele (Armi) of Riverdale, MD, David Stephen Friebele (Letizia) of Cheverly, MD, Mark Thurston Spicer (Erika) of Columbia, SC, and Matthew Stephen Spicer of Chicago, IL; great-grandchildren Goldis and Bradley Friebele of Riverdale, MD.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Brevard First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Holder Officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Conserving Carolina at or Brevard First United Methodist Church at 325 N. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I always enjoyed visiting with Alma when we were next door neighbors. She always had something interesting to discuss. Her sense of humor was most enjoyable. Her family had the pleasure of hading her in their lives for many years.

Posted by Gretchen Briden - Brevard, NC - neighbor   July 13, 2018

Elaine and Steve:
So sorry to hear your mom passed away. She was a wonderful lady and great neighbor. I remember her coming in the back door to chat with my mom, and kept up with all we were doing. I always knew she cared about what was going on with me. She lived a good long life and my prayers are with you and your families.

Posted by Sharon Richards Pulliam - Pisgah Forest, NC - Neighbor   July 03, 2018

Russ and I are thinking of you and family. Mrs. Spicer was an amazing person. Like you have said she had high standards and met them herself--always. I was happy that she allowed me some latitude and didn't judge me. She was kindness instead. I am happy to have met and enjoyed her for these 30 years.

Posted by Nancy Knights - Brevard - Friend   June 30, 2018

Alma Spicer was a great lady in every sense of the word. It was a privilege to have known her and considered her a friend.

Posted by Paul Sisco - ASHEVILLE, NC - Friend   June 28, 2018

Family Album

Community Photos

My aunt Elizabeth Feightner with Alma Spicer next to a hybrid chestnut tree at Deer Park, Biltmore