Alderice was born to Loney and Hattie Anderson. A poet, she was a former member of the 7th and Collegeg Church of Christ and was a founding member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society and was formerly with the Mayfield-Graves County Homemakers Club.
Alderice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband J. Cecil Alderice and her two brothers, James and Harold Anderson.
She is survived by her son, James Kim Alderice of Mayfield, her three daughters, Karen Alderice of Paducah, Linda Alderice of Cadiz and Lisa Alderice of Key West, Fla. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Alderice of Paducah and Hanah Jewel Alderice of Mayfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Graves County Public Library, 601 North 17th St., Mayfield, KY 42066.