Alice Smith 1920 – 2013

Alice Smith, 93, Halliday, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at St. Benedicts Health Center, Dickinson. 

Alice Smith
Alice Smith


Posted 12/16/13

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Alice’s Mass of Christan Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Halliday.  Interment will follow at Halliday Cemetery.

Alice Gildea was born Oct. 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 Brach’s 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. Benedict’s 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 Alice’s name to the Alzheimers Assoc., 1110 College Dr # 216, Bismarck, ND 58501-1207.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson,


Alice Smith
Alice Smith

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