Obituary – Alice Ross

SPOKANE, Wash. — Alice Ross, 98, Spokane, Wash., formerly of Laurel, died Oct. 3, 2017, in Spokane.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 17, at the Laurel United Methodist Church, 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, DeLand, Fla., and the University of Nebraska-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 U.S. 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.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; and her brother, Don Moore.
Alice is survived by her five sons, Joe, Anchorage, Alaska; Paul, Carbondale, Kan.; Andy, Dallas, Texas; Tom, Deer Lake, Wash.; and Tim, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy DeMarco, Columbus, and Polly Stover, Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.