Alice H. Krasnow, 75, a former church soloist who gave private art and music lessons at her home in Fairfax City for many years, died Sunday at Commonwealth Doctors Hospital. She was stricken at her home.
Mrs. Krasnow was born in Brock, Neb., and grew up there and in Lodi, Calif. She graduated from the College of the Pacific in Stockston, Calif., and taught briefly in public schools in California. She then attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., on a scholarship.
In 1939, she moved to the Washington area, where she met her husband, Shelley Krasnow. They were married that year and settled in a house that dates from the 1790s and is believed to be the oldest in Fairfax City.
Mrs. Krasnow was a contralto soloist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington and later at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria. She once sang at the White House during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
A watercolorist as well as a singer, she gave lessons in music and art to youngsters at her home for many years. She also collected antiques, restored her home and gardened.
In addition to her husband, of Fairfax City, survivors include one sister, Josephine Horton of Auburn, Calif., and two brothers, Lawrence Hatch of New Orleans, and Dean Hatch of Lodi.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in Mrs. Krasnow's name to the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 925 Church St. P. O Box 1158, Lynchburg, Va., 24505.