Inez E. Van Alst

Inez E. Van Alst, 95, of Kerrville, Texas, formerly of New Paltz, NY, passed away on May 17, 2019 in Kerrville.  She was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, to Frank and Bertha (Anderson) Stoneman on December 10, 1923.  She married Charles M. Van Alst on December 24, 1945.

She attended Staatsburg Union School in Staatsburg, NY and graduated from the University of the State of New York (SUNY New Paltz) State Teacher’s College in 1945.  Her first year of elementary school teaching was in Red Hook, NY.  The next three years she taught in her hometown, Staatsburg Union School, Staatsburg, NY. While raising a family she substituted at New Paltz Central School.  Inez was an active member of the Reformed Church of New Paltz, NY and co-directed the Sunday School classes and activities.  She enjoyed knitting the beautiful Norwegian mittens for the fall festival.  Inez enjoyed playing tennis and bridge well into her 80’s.  While she and her husband raised their family, she partnered in the running of the Wallkill Valley Farms, a poultry and young stock farm.

Inez is preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Van Alst and son, Charles K. (Skip) Van Alst.


Inez Van Alst is survived by son, Lewis F. and Linda (Sherman) Van Alst of Citrus Heights, CA, daughter, Ann and Harold (Mitchell) Van Alst of Ingram, TX; daughter-in-law, Susan (Wisby) Van Alst of New Paltz; brother, William Stoneman and Carol Lawatsch of Pompano Beach, FL; grandsons, Christopher and Bonnie Eschbach of Constantia, NY, Kenneth and Nadine Van Alst of Smyrna, NY and James and Ellen of Frederick, MD; granddaughter, Laura and Nathan Harl of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandsons, Amon Van Alst of Smyrna, NY, Angelo and Marshall Van Alst of Frederick, MD and Caleb Harl of Albuquerque, NM and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited for graveside services at 10:00 am, Friday, May 31, 2019 at New Paltz Rural Cemetery on Plains Road in New Paltz, NY.  There will be a memorial service at Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza in Kerrville, TX to be announced.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Peterson Hospice, 250 Cully Drive, Kerrville, TX  78028 ( select Hospice).  The family invites you to send condolences at by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville, TX and Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY  12561

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