Alice H. Lackey, GSA forms designer and cartographer

December 14, 2012

Alice H. Lackey, 89, a retired designer of federal forms who worked at the General Services Administration for 17 years, died Dec. 4 of congestive heart failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was a Silver Spring resident.

The death was confirmed by a daughter, Donna Betteridge.

Mrs. Lackey began her career in forms design at Vitro Labs, a now-defunct Aspen Hill defense contractor, in 1962. In 1973, she joined the GSA as a forms design analyst. She rose through the ranks and retired as a forms manager in 1991.

She received many awards for her work with the GSA.

Alice Hazel Woodcock was born in Forest City, Pa. In 1952, she moved to Washington, where she attended the old Columbia Technical Institute.

Early in her career, she did cartography work for the Army Quartermaster Corps, the Red Cross and the Navy Department.

She was a Sunday School teacher and volunteer at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Colesville.

Her husband of 60 years, Donald Lackey, died in 2005.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Betteridge of Frederick and Pam Pedersen of Leesburg; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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