September 28, 1925 -February 24, 2019
Funeral service for Aliceanne,93, of Belton was 11 AM Friday March 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Temple with Father John Kim officiating. She passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in Temple.
Visitation was from 6 Pm to 7 Pm with a rosary at 7 Pm Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Dossman Funeral Home.
She was born the youngest daughter of Alexander and Mary (Zurek) Zalac on September 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL. Attended DePaul University Law School. Married on April 10, 1948 to Henry C. Wallace, Jr., the love of her life, who preceded her in death in 2014.
She wore many hats throughout her life starting with being a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker from 1953-1984 active intermittently in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Appointed City Secretary for the City of Southlake, TX in 1969, she served until 1978 and was a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments City Secretaries Association serving as President in 1976. She was state certified and made a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
She was appointed to the Public Responsibility Committee for the Trinity Valley MHMR Authority in Fort Worth serving in 1971.
Upon retirement in 1984, she and Henry moved from Trophy Club to their farm in Bell County. She was elected to the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature serving two terms from 1986-1990. She chaired the Ways & Means Committee and was the founder and editor of the TSHL Bulletin. She served as TSHL parliamentarian in 1991-94 and was appointed to the TSHL Foundation Board from 1990-96, serving as Treasurer and then President.
She was appointed to the Board of Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. in Temple 1989-90 and served as Secretary.
She founded the Tri-County Texas Democratic Women in 1990 (now the Bell County Texas Democratic Women) and was elected President for the first 4 years.
In 1991 she was appointed to serve on the Central Texas Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging Citizens Advisory Council (CTCOGAAACAC) but resigned when she was appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to the Texas Department on Aging where she served as Vice-President from 1991-1997. She was again appointed to the CTCOGAAACAC in 1997 -2005, serving as President for one term.
She was elected a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention held in New York City and again in 1996 in Chicago.
In 1995 she was a Texas delegate to the White House Conference on Aging and was also a delegate to the National Silver Haired Congress Inaugural Convention in 1997, and a delegate to the Texas White House Conference on Aging in 2005.
From 1996-2000 she was elected to the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee chairing the Grassroots Committee in her second term.
Active in AARP, she served as Regional Coordinator for the VOTE program 1992-1996; Associate Coordinator 1996-2001, Co-Coordinator 2001-02 when the program was ended. She then served as Congressional District Advocate from 2002-2006.
A member of the Texas Federation of Womenâ€™s Clubs (TFWC), she was a charter member of the TFWC Bluebonnet Club of Temple. She was elected President serving three termsâ€”1999-2000, 2002-2003, and 2003-2004.
She also belonged to City Federation of Womenâ€™s Clubs, TFWC Triangle Forum of Waco, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston Chapter (Associate Member), Epsilon Eta Phi (Phi Chi Theta), Bell County Democratic Party and Christ the King Catholic Church.
Survivors include her two daughters Laura Bergin and husband Bob of Arlington and Christine Stockwell of Belton; grandson Brett Bergin and wife Lindsay along with their children/her great-grandchildren Greyson Wallace and Ella Marie; three step-grandchildren Kirk (Robyn) Bergin, Keri (Randy) Minshew, and Kyle (Celeste) Bergin; 6 step-great grandchildren and one step-great, great grandson; and her sister Lillian Johnson.