Alice Ross, 98, formerly of Laurel, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 in Spokane, Wash.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Laurel United Methodist Church, 302 Elm Street in Laurel, followed by interment of her cremains at the Laurel Cemetery.
Alice Muriel Moore was born Oct. 30, 1918 near Butte. Her parents, Joseph V. and Elva Kenaston Moore, farmed near Butte and later near Laurel. Alice graduated from Coleridge High School in 1936 and studied at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Alice 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, Alice lived near his base at Providence, R.I., 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. Alice served as librarian at the Odebolt Public Library. In 2000, Alice and Paul moved to the Spokane, Wash. area to be near their children and grandchildren. 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.
Survivors include her five sons: Joe, of Anchorage Alaska; Paul, of Carbondale, Kan.; Andy, of Dallas, Texas; Tom, of Deer Lake, Wash.; and Tim, of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy DeMarco of Columbus and Polly Stover of Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; and her brother, Don Moore.