Closer Weekly has exclusively learned the funeral services for Ann B. Davis — who won the hearts of millions as housekeeper Alice Nelson on the beloved ’70s sitcom The Brady Bunch — will be held on June 13 at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Boerne, TX.
And it wouldn’t come as a surprise if many of the Brady Bunch kids and cast members came to the services to say their goodbyes.
Although the show ended in 1974, Ann chatted on the phone regularly with Brady Bunch mom, Florence Henderson, and the actors who played the young Bradys. (Robert Reed, who played Mr. Brady, died in 1992).
The responsibility fell upon Barry Williams (aka oldest brother Greg) to call his TV siblings and inform them of her passing.
“Everyone is so sad,” Barry exclusively tells Closer. “We are all in disbelief, but I’m just grateful she had a full life. She treated us like her own family. I’ll miss her sparkle, wit and especially her kindness.”
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, often came to visit Ann in her old age. “She was a dear friend — deep, honest and true,” Maureen tells Closer. “She made me a better person.”
And although many feel as if they knew Ann because of the character she portrayed on the show, Susan Olsen (Cindy) insists, “She was not the frumpy Alice you saw on TV!”
Ann owned a Porsche 914 during her Brady Bunch days and was driving a bright-red Mazda Miata up until a few years ago. “I’m sure there is now a bright-red sports car tearing up the clouds in heaven!” Susan jokes with Closer.
“Everyone wanted an Alice in their life because she served as both friend and mentor,” Lloyd Schwartz, son of Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz, tells Closer. “Everyone loved her.”
Check out Closer Weekly’s tribute to Ann, America’s favorite housekeeper — including in-depth interviews with the “Brady Bunch” kids and a glimpse inside Ann’s unconventional life after the show — in the new issue, on stands now!