Alice Louise Ford Loving, 95, who founded a preschool and helped organize the
Langley School in McLean, died May 13 of congestive heart failure at Garden Terrace
nursing home in Charleston, S.C. She lived in Surfside Beach, S.C.
After spending most of her childhood in China, where her parents were Methodist
missionaries, Mrs. Loving graduated from Washington's old Central High School
(1930). She was a 1933 graduate of American University and later did advanced work
in early childhood education at the University of Maryland.
During the 1930s, she was a cataloguer at the Library of Congress. She had a hand in
founding the Langley School, a private elementary school in McLean, in 1942.
From 1957 to 1970, Mrs. Loving ran Pook's Hill School, a preschool for children
between 2 and 5, from her home in McLean.
She joined the Langley Hill Friends Meeting of Quakers in 1970 and moved to South
Carolina in 1980.
She was born in Foochow, China, and lived the first 16 years of her life in China,
attending the Shanghai American School. After a year in Appleton, Wis., she came to
Washington for her senior year of high school. She wrote and occasionally published
lyric poetry throughout her life.
Her marriage to William Harrison Loving ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, David William Loving of Arlington and Alice Loving Deal
of Folly Beach, S.C.; and a grandson.