The Passing of an Icon

MetroTex would like to note the passing of an iconic and treasured member of the real estate community. Alice Slaney Davis, known lovingly as Alice of Dallas, was a mentor to countless professionals in the industry. But most importantly of all, she was a friend.

Alice of Dallas’ service will be at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary. In Honor of Alice, wear something Red! Church: 9800 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230, on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Celebration and reception and will follow at the church
Jubilee reception room.

(Please note there is construction on Preston. The church is located on the South East corner of Preston & Walnut Hill. From the Dallas Tollway, its best to exit early on Royal Lane and drive south on Preston.

Alice Slaney Davis “Alice of Dallas” could light up a room and never met a stranger, sadly this legendary Dallas Realtor and luminous human being passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Alice was born to Wesley Gray and Margaret (Flegal) Woodring in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania in 1932. She attended Thompson College, married James Slaney and lived in Baltimore Maryland, Roanoke Virginia, Buffalo New York, Pittsburg Pennsylvania, Los Angeles California and then to Dallas Texas in 1966.

In 1970, she began her career in real estate, a career that remained active until early May 2018. Alice was involved in countless TAR Boards and Commissions, was a Realtor & Broker Emeritus, a mentor and role model for many.

Alice joined Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1990, managed their Coit at Campbell office before joining the Management Team. At the time of her passing she was Director of the Ebby Referral Associates Alumni Group. According to Alice “Realtors never retire they just get Listless”.

Alice was a Founding Member and past President of the Northwood Woman’s Club and involved in many charities focused on supporting woman during their journey through life.

Alice is survived by her children; Scott Slaney and his wife Lisa of San Francisco, California, and Lynn Slaney Silguero and her husband Paul, of Frisco, Texas; her grandson, Josef Slaney of Houston, Texas; her brother James Woodring and his wife Beverly, of Cary, North Carolina; as well as nieces, nephews, in-laws and the thousands of friends and colleagues she cared about so deeply.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd “Bud” Selbst, Richard Davis, and James Slaney; her sister Margaret Capatch; and her brothers, Wesley Woodring and Bob Woodring.

Alice was a strong believer in paying it forward, in that light the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Kidney Transplant Research at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, or made on-line at NWC-Northwood Woman’s Club Charitable Fund, Ebby Halliday Foundation mailed to: 4455 Sigma Rd. Dallas, Texas 75244