Alice Lorraine Droast passed away peacefully at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the age of 88.
Alice was born on July 25, 1925, in Vallejo, Calif., to Tom and Althea Rogers. In 1946, Alice married her husband James Droast and they lived together in Vallejo until they relocated to Fairfield in 1957.
As a child, Alice enjoyed visiting Lake Tahoe with her family, a destination she continued to love for the rest of her life. She graduated from Vallejo High School and then worked as a secretary for her alma mater. Alice’s greatest passion was taking care of her husband and raising her children. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. Her buttermilk brownies are practically world famous and loved by all. Alice was a talented seamstress and made many of her own clothes through the years. In her younger years, she played bridge with her friends regularly and enjoyed parties with her friends as well. Alice and her husband Jim enjoyed their many trips throughout the United States and the UK. Alice also looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed her visits from Pastor Larry Vilardo and some of the church elders too.
Alice’s husband of 50 years, Jim Droast, preceded her in death in 1996. Her only sister, Helen King, also preceded her in passing. She is survived by both of her children and their spouses, Janice and Lou Encalada and Perry and Cindy Droast. Alice is also survived by her grandchildren, Mari Encalada, Amy Dibble and her husband Tyler, Katie Encalada and her fiancé Tom Lupton, Brandon Leon and Elizabeth Droast. Alice has one great-grandchild, Cameron Dibble.
The memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship located west of Fairfield near Rockville Corners, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, Calif., 94534. Alice will be interred next to her late husband in the Rockville Cemetery. There will be no graveside service.
Donations should be directed to the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation at 4500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield CA 94534.