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Obituary: Blocker, Alice Mae

BLOCKER, Alice Mae (Age 77) 9/23/1935 - 12/01/2012 “Forever in Our Hearts” Alice passed away with family at her side after complications from a long battle with osteoporosis. Born in Livingston, MT, to Eldon Stewart and Anita Anderson, Alice grew up in Montana. She married Vernon Blocker and had six children. After spending many years in Billings and Plains, Montana, she and her family moved to Spokane in 1964. Alice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She loved being close to her home and family. She and Vernon, her husband and the love of her life for over 50 years, enjoyed their flower gardens (especially the roses!) which were always alive with beautiful colors and scents. They also loved camping and fishing whenever time would allow. After raising her six children, Alice went to work for Sacred Heart Medical Center; initially in the housekeeping department and later in the library for Educational Services. She retired in 2000 after 25 years of service. Many said she had a “remarkable work ethic” and was loved by all- patients and employees alike. Alice is survived by four siblings; Mary Welk of Spokane, Shirley Peterson of Red Lodge, Montana, James Stewart of Missouri and Charles Stewart of Billings, Montana; her six children and spouses; daughter Rhonda (Dennis) Clinton; sons Ron (Lynnette), Mike (Esther), Mitch, Greg and Jerry. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, one sister and one granddaughter. The family is deeply grateful for the kind and loving care she received in her final months at Alderwood Manor. She touched many lives and forever will be in our hearts. Alice’s life will be celebrated on Friday, December 28, at 11 am at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines, Spokane Valley WA. Interment will occur at the Washington Veteran’s Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA immediately following the memorial.