Alice G. (Badger) Lucas

March 16, 1923 — Jan. 27, 2020

Alice G. (Badger) Lucas, 96, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Davis Community Nursing Home in Wilmington. 

She was born on the Badger family farm in rural Star City, on March 16, 1923, to the late Ray A. and Ruth B. (Woolington) Badger. Alice was a graduate of Star City High School. She took her first job working for Harold Stafeldt in the Pulaski County Courthouse. 

Alice was married to the late Harold “Doc” Swafford and they made their home in Winamac, for a short time before the couple left for a suburb of Detroit, where she worked at Chrysler for many years. They retired to Colorado Springs, Colorado, however, Alice continued working at the Penrose Catholic Hospital. Alice and Doc divorced and remained friends until the time of his death. While living in Colorado Springs, Alice met and married the late Russell Lucas with whom she shared many great memories. 

Alice was raised in the Star City United Methodist Church and was a woman of strong faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star (in Michigan) and enjoyed playing pinochle with friends (in Colorado). Alice enjoyed traveling and was especially proud that she had visited all 50 states in her lifetime. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sister Donna [Don] Badger Freeman; nieces: Marilyn Adams Hafey, Kelly Freeman Wirtz, Valerie Freeman [Ray] Kokesh and Jennifer Freeman [Tom] Dowell; nephews: Steven Freeman and Randall [Mary Lou] Freeman; and several great-nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sister Margaret Badger Adams; nephew Scott Freeman; and half brother James Badger. 

Visitation was from noon–1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Tom Richards officiated. Burial took place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City. 

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 5, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

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