Alice Louise Smart 92, of Arlington, Va., passed away on September 17, 2022 in the Fairfax Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va.\n\nAlice was born in Amherst County, Va. She moved to the Northern Virginia area as a young mother and wife. Her early work career was in a number of retail establishments. Her later work career was comprised of various office positions that included a condominium management office, several real estate companies, and similar occupational positions.\n\nWhen her children and grandchildren were younger, she enjoyed taking them to beaches in the summer, mostly to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. She loved to take her grandchildren to the Kennedy Center and the National Theater to see plays; take them to Embassy events that were open to the public; take them to lunch or dinner in nice restaurants; and other venues that she thought they should be exposed to at an early age. She also enjoyed Saturday excursions with her grown daughter, where they would visit quaint little towns in Virginia and Maryland. When at home, she enjoyed nothing more than tending to outdoor plants and flowers on her condo balcony. She often received comments on how beautiful her flowers always were.\n\nAlice is survived by her three children Thomas Ponton of Ocean City, MD, Donald Ponton of Hedgesville, WV, and Mary Fisher of Angier, NC; her sister Anne Baldwin of Piney River, VA; four grandchildren Kristi Lowery, Jennifer DelFavero, Shannon Noe, and Richard Fisher; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Alice is predeceased by son Michael Ponton, sister Evelyn Webb, and grandson Christopher Fisher.