Alice Lorene Merrill

Private family services for Alice Lorene Merrill, 80, Eudora, will be held at a later date.

Alice passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at her home in Eudora, surrounded by family.

She was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Wetumka, Okla., the daughter of Roy and Alice Harwell. She graduated from high school, and later attended college in Napa, Calif. to obtain her welding degree.

Alice worked as a welder for Kaiser Aluminum in Napa for several years. She later worked as a pizza cook at Casey’s in Eudora for seven years. She enjoyed games, crafts, political activism, cooking, dancing, and spending time with family.

Survivors include four children, Thomas W. Merrill and wife Sharon, Greenwell Springs, La., Katherine M. Altazan and husband Elmo, Hattiesburg, Miss., Tracy L. Merrill, Harker Heights, Tex., and Tina Hopson and husband Scott, Eudora; a brother, Lloyd Harwell and wife Glenna, Holdenville, Okla.; two sisters, Linda Curtis and Lela Bradley, both of Okla; 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leroy Harwell, and a sister, Lucille Dyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 8630, Topeka, KS, 66608.