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Alice Muriel ROSS

October 30, 1918 October 3, 2017
Alice Muriel ROSS
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Obituary for Alice Muriel ROSS

Alice Ross (Age 98), formerly of Laurel, Nebraska, passed away October 3 in Spokane, Washington. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, at the Laurel United Methodist Church, 302 Elm Street, Laurel, Nebraska 68745, followed by interment of her cremated remains at the Laurel Cemetery. Alice Muriel Moore was born October 30, 1918 near Butte, Nebraska. Her parents, Joseph V. and Elva Kenaston Moore, farmed near Butte and later near Laurel. She graduated from Coleridge High School in 1936 and studied at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She served as a high school teacher in several rural Nebraska communities. Alice married Paul L. Ross in 1943. During Paul's deployment with the US Navy in World War II, she lived near his base at Providence, Rhode Island, and was employed at a factory making supplies for the war effort. After the war, Alice and Paul farmed near Laurel. In 1963 they moved to Odebolt, Iowa. Alice was very active in the Odebolt United Methodist church, teaching Sunday school, and serving in choir and the United Methodist Women. She served as librarian at the Odebolt Public Library. In 2000, Alice and Paul moved to the Spokane, Washington area to be near their children and grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul, and her brother, Don Moore. She is survived by her five sons: Joe, of Anchorage AK; Paul, of Carbondale, KS; Andy, of Dallas, TX; Tom, of Deer Lake, WA; and Tim, of Denver, CO; two sisters, Dorothy DeMarco of Columbus, NE; and Polly Stover of Rockford, IL; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Alice was a kind, thoughtful, and loving wife and mother who enjoyed music, sewing, gardening, literature, and college athletics, particularly the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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