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Heather Marks and Cliff Sanderlin will hold a memorial open house for friends and family at their home in Edmonds, from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Alice Josephine  Marks
May 2, 1921
Des Moines, Iowa
December 12, 2017
Edmonds, Washington
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 Pioneer Aviation Historian
Alice Marks Dies at Age 96

Alice Eakle Marks, aviation pioneer, artist and historian who knew some of the early flyers of Transcontinental Air Mail aviation, died Dec. 12 at her daughter’s home in Edmonds. She was 96.

Alice grew up on emergency Northern Illinois Air Mail fields west of Chicago in the “night-flying” section of the New York to San Francisco airmail corridor managed by her parents. Emergency airfields were built 25 miles apart to help pilots flying in open cockpits in flimsy bi-planes through darkness, rain and sometimes sleet and snow.

During the late 1920’s and through the...


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