Scribner, Alicia Paredes

April 19, 1939 - September 22, 2020

Alicia Paredes Scribner passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at her home in Dallas, surrounded by family. A wife and mother of four children, grandmother of seven and an aunt to nieces and nephews all over the world, she wanted all to know the joy of her life was her family. And, this love of family and friends was felt in her distinct laughter, elegant generosity, and fierce loyalty.

Alicia was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, but grew up in Mexico City from 6 months of age. At age 9, she moved to the United States with her family, briefly living in Houston, Texas and eventually, in 1952, settling in Los Angeles, CA where she went to junior high, high school and started college.  Soon after starting college, she set out for Europe and studied language, culture and history at both the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Madrid, where her love of art, music, theater and travel were further ignited.

In 1961, upon returning from studying abroad, she met her husband of more than 58 years, Jay D. Scribner.  They were married in Los Angeles in 1962. As a couple, they lived in Augusta, ME; Palo Alto, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Austin, TX and Dallas, TX, always returning to their beloved home in Seal Harbor, ME for summers.

While raising four children, playing host for her husband’s faculty and many local and international dignitaries, she made time to return to the university to finish her undergraduate degree in reading and bilingual education (BS ‘77), and continue on for two masters degrees (MEd ‘82 & ‘87), and a doctorate in school psychology at Temple University (PhD ‘89). At the time of her passing, she was a retired professor of school psychology from Texas State University.

Alicia will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jay D. Scribner and her children, Jay  (Karen), Kent (Suleyka), Samantha, Connie (Ryan) Shultz. She will also forever be remembered by her grandchildren, Pierce, Bo, Julian, Jacqueline, Sophia, Harper and Everett; her sisters, Irma Bravo, Consuelo and brother in law Germán Hernández; her nieces and nephews from Spain, the US and Mexico. Alicia was predeceased by her sister, Ruth, her parents, Luis and Consuelo, and husband Jay’s Aunt Bernice Pierce.

A funeral service honoring Alicia’s memory will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 2:00 pm at All Saints Catholic Church, where Alicia was an active member, located at 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, Texas 75248. The services will also be live-streamed. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date in her family plot in the village of Seal Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to the Alicia Paredes Scribner Scholarship Fund for a Latino/a immigrant student at All Saints Catholic Elementary School. Donations can be made online at: or a check can be sent to: All Saints Catholic School, 7777 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Dallas , Texas 75252.

The link for the livestream for the funeral is:

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

14 replies on “Scribner, Alicia Paredes”

Debbie & Fred says:

Jay and Family, we are so saddened to hear that Alicia left this earth. What a wonderful wife and mother – one of the nicest people we have ever had the pleasure to know. You are in our thoughts.

Joe and Pam Sanzo says:

Alicia had so love for her family and friends. She will be missed by so many. Our thoughts are with the family
Joe and Pam

Juanita Simmons says:

My sincere condolence to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cherish her beautiful legacy. Juanita

Pedro Reyes and Family says:

Dear Jay and family, our deepest condolences from our family to yours. We will be praying for Alicia’ eternal rest and for the family to find resignation and peace during these difficult times. I know she was loved not only by the entire family. But, she was adored by her students and by is her colleagues. May she Rest In Peace.

Patricia A Somers says:

So sorry for your loss Jay and family. You will be in my thoughts.

Gloria Dedman says:

I will miss Alicia’s sweet smile and gracious presence at bridge. She was such a pleasure to be around. I’m glad our paths crossed in this life.

Dennis Gregory says:

Dear Jay, Karen and all of Alicia’s family, I can tell by all that is written above that you are a wonderful loving family and will miss Alicia so much. Please know that your friends all are thinking and praying about and for you. Bless you!

College of Education - TCU says:

Please accept our sincerest condolences. May the love from those around you, provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

Shawn & Ray Culver-Williams says:

Alicia was incredibly genuine, loving, accepting and hilarious. She was a ray of light and we were so proud to have her in our family.. Descansa en paz, tía Alicia.

Lance & Bonnie Fusarelli says:

Jay and Family,
We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences over Alicia’s passing. She will be greatly missed. Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way.

Martha N. Ovando & Mayté Antelo-Ovando says:

Dear Jay:
Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Alicia was an amazing lady and a treasured friend for us. She has been a constant source of support for the M & M Girls. Her encourament and wise advice helped us go through our own journey. Her presence will be in our hearts and minds for ever.

The Hyzak's says:

Although she will be forever missed, Dr. Alecia’s is in heaven and Dr. Jay and her family all have another guardian angel watching over them. We will always remember her constant and genuine smile, outstanding outlook on life and how important her family and friends were to her. Love y’all!

College of Education, Texas State University says:

Our condolences and much care for her whole family, from Texas State – where she has made a great difference and is remembered with love.

Manuel Justiz says:

Jay, I am so sorry for your loss. Alicia was a remarkable person, warm, kind, caring, and so intelligent and gracious. I have such fond memories of both of you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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