HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Thursday, December 18, 2003y

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ALICE SIMONS


Simons

   TURNER - Alice Simons, 92, a retired licensed practical nurse who had been residing in Conrad, died of natural causes on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at a Conrad medical center.

   A funeral service will be held at the Turner Christian Church on Saturday with burial following at the Turner Cemetery.

   Alice was born on Feb. 3, 1911, in the Gallatin Valley area to William Davis and Emma Elizabeth (Dale) Davis. She received her education and spent her early years in that area, where she was a homemaker and worked at various jobs.

   In 1953, she moved to Turner to work and married Drengman "Spike" Simons on Nov. 1, 1954. She took LPN training at Northern Montana College and worked as licensed practical nurse from 1960 to 1985.

   Alice was a wonderful cook and caring nurse. During her younger years she was an avid hunter, horsewoman and rancher. She loved cats and horses and continued to ride whenever possible until into her 80s. She was a proud woman and maintained an independent spirit throughout her life.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, "Spike"; brother, Chauncy Davis; sisters, Maude Aldrich, Annie Schwartz, Elsie Francis and Lavina Peterson; grandson, "Howie" Porter; and her youngest daughter, Mary Hale Travis, who died Dec. 9, 2003.

   Survivors include her son, Wesley Dingman of Fishtail; daughters, Dolores (Howard) of Shelby and Margaret Bates of Naselle, Wash.; stepchildren, Ryle (Patty) Simon of Turner and Julie (Chuck) Harris of Pasco, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   Memorials are suggested to Pondera Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, Peace Hospice in Great Falls, or the charity off your choice.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, December 24, 2003

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Alice Simons

Alice Simons, 92, a re­tired Licensed Practical Nurse who had been residing in Conrad, died of natural causes on Monday, December 15, 2003 in the Pondera Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 201h at the Turner Christian Church, with burial following in the Turner Cemetery. Memorials are sug­gested to the Pondera Medical Center’s Long Term Care Unit, the Peace Hospice in Great Falls, or to the charity of your choice. Edwards Funeral Home of Chi­nook handled the arrangements.

Alice was born on February 3, 1911, in the Gallatin Valley area to William Davis and Emma Elizabeth (Dale) Davis. She was the youngest of six children in the family and she received her education and spent her early years in that area. She worked at various jobs.

In 1953 she moved to Turner to work and that is where she met Drengman “Spike” Simons. They were married on November 1, 1954. Alice took LPN train­ing at Northern Montana College and after passing her state boards she worked as a Licenses Practical Nurse from 1960 to 1985.

A wonderful cook and a very caring nurse, in her younger years Alice was an avid hunter, horsewoman and rancher. She loved cats and horses, and con­tinued to ride whenever possible until she was well into her 80’s. She was a proud woman and maintained an independent spirit throughout her life.

Survivors include a son, Wesley Dingman of Fishtail; two daughters, Dolores (Howard) Potter of Shelby and Margaret Bates of Naselle, WA; two step­children, Ryle (Patty) Simons of Turner and Julie (Chuck) Harris of Pasco, WA; 14 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spike; a brother, Chauncy Davis; four sisters, Maude Aldrich, Annie Schwartz, Elsie Francis and Lavina Peter­son; a grandson, “Howie” Porter; and her youngest daughter, Mary Hale Travis who died on Decem­ber 9, 2003.

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