Alice Smith, 93, Halliday, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at St. Benedicts Health Center, Dickinson. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Ron Wolberg presiding at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Alices Mass of Christan Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Pauls Catholic Church, Halliday. Interment will follow at Halliday Cemetery.
Alice Gildea was born October 17, 1920 at Chicago, Ill., to Warren and Antoinette (Neustadt) Gildea. After graduating from high school and attending business school for a short time, Alice worked for Brachs Candy Co. Alice met Robert Smith, an Army Air Corp soldier stationed in Chicago. Alice and Robert were married on November 2, 1945 at Dunn Center. Together they made their home at the Smith farm in Dunn County. Alice loved visitors and always had the coffee pot on and fresh chocolate chip cookies, pie or cake ready for them to enjoy and feel welcomed. Alice reluctantly left the farm 11 years ago and moved into the Evergreen, which she grew to love and in April 2013 she moved to St. Benedicts Health Center.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Claudia (Darrell) Svihl, Anchorage, Alaska and Warren (Cheryl) Smith, Halliday; four grandchildren, Justin (Angie) Smith, Jed (Jill) Smith, Tom Fisher, and Will (Leah) Fisher; four step-grandchildren, Tracey (Darren) Stastny, Tara (Glen) Reed, Taunya Parsons, and Josh Svihl; four great-grandchildren, Asha and Bridger Smith, Cole and Alexandra Smith; eight step-great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and her son, Patrick.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a memorial be given in Alices name to the Alzheimers Assoc., 1110 College Dr # 216, Bismarck, ND 58501-1207. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com