Alice R. Smith, 87, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Sunday, August 30, 2020, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island.
Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.
The former Alice Ruth Holcomb was born December 28, 1932, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Southwell) Holcomb. She married Richard F. Smith in N. Pekin, Illinois, in 1952. They were together 25 years until his death in 1977.
She was a registered nurse for many years. She had been a member of Navy Relief Society, enjoyed knitting and crafts, and was a member of a number of knitter’s guilds in the Peoria area, where she was a resident for some time.
Alice is survived by four children, Carol (Kenneth) Begun of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Richard Smith of Peterborough, New Hampshire, Sandy Vaupel of Ahmeek, Michigan, and Randy Smith, her caregiver of 15 years of Rock Island; two grandchildren, Ariel (Neil Castine) Begun of Baltimore, Maryland, and David Begun of Severn, Maryland; siblings; etc. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Susan Smith.
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