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Alice Joyce Davidson September 2, 1932 - May 1, 2019

Alice Joyce Davidson (nee Citron)

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 2, 1932 ; she died at age 86, May 1, 2019.

Beloved Wife of the late Marvin Irvin Davidson, she is survived and loved by her daughter Carol Kessler, her son-in-law Leonard Kessler, her grandchildren Caroline Kessler and Andrew Kessler, his wife Sara Kessler, great granddaughter, Sophia Kessler, her son Edward Davidson, and one sister, Rhea Litz.

She also had many nieces and nephews who will miss her.


She lived her early life in Avondale with 4 sisters, and graduated from Walnut Hills High School, where she won a national award for fabric design.

Alice had a long career of many artistic endeavors. She wrote and edited greeting cards for many years at Gibson Greeting Cards, she also wrote freelance cards for many publishers. She was a prolific artist, working mainly in acrylics, holding showings at the Jewish Community Center in Roselawn. Alice also wrote and performed in plays for their senior program.
When her husband opened an art gallery near Sharonville, she filled the walls with works of art, from larger landscapes and flowers to thousands of miniatures. She was also active in television from the very early days of channel 19, where she briefly hosted a late night
horror show, and was promotion manager. At channel 9 she wrote for Uncle Al and Captain Windy, also writing commercials and produced a local variety show. In her later years, she was active molding clay into clowns, rabbis, and flowers; and painting on porcelain. Alice also authored many books, from an early children’s story to books of poetry, and of course the famed Alice in Bibleland series selling millions of copies worldwide.
Donations in her name to local food-banks, homeless shelters, and Cincinnati Childrens’ Hospital, would be greatly appreciated.


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    Corey Slavitt says

    I am so sorry and so very sad that Alice is not here with us now. She will forever be in my heart, in the hearts of all of those who loved her, and in the hearts of those whom she loved.

    Alice was always so much fun! She loved her dogs, art, flowers — life. And she was so very kind to me. Alice knew my own parents were gone, and that I had no brothers or sisters, so she always had a gift for me on holidays and a plate of homemade cookies for me to take home when I visited. When I moved from Ohio to Maryland, she sent me cookies in the mail! While at first I felt lost and lonely away from my home in Ohio, I didn’t feel lost for long because I knew Alice was thinking of me.

    Alice’s heart was so very warm and caring, and I will forever cherish her good and kind spirit, her laughter, and her love of life.

    Wishing Alice’s dear family peace of mind and heart.

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    KB says

    I did not know Alice but in searching her books found this obit. I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to say, if you even see this, that Alice has helped instill a love and understanding for God in my childrens hearts over the years. They love her Alice in Bibleland books and all 3 of them have read them a bajillion times (ages 13, 8 and 3). She has touched many childrens hearts i am sure and I am thankful for her contribution to my own childrens faith in that way by using her creativity to meet them where thru were and make Gods word real and applicable to them!

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Donations in her name to local food-banks, homeless shelters, and Cincinnati Childrens' Hospital, would be greatly appreciated.