Alice was born Nov. 3, 1918, at the family home on White Bird Creek located between Columbus and Absarokee. She attended grade school in a rural grade school and graduated from high school in Columbus.
In July of 1943 she began working for Mulvaney Motor Co. in Billings. She continued working there for 16 years. While working there, she met and married her husband, Dick Timmel. They were married in 1952 and enjoyed many great years together until Dick passed away in 1981. Alice left Mulvaney’s in 1959 and went to work for Midland Production Credit Association, where she worked until she retired. After retiring, Alice enjoyed traveling, visiting friends, family, and spending winters in warmer climates.
In 1955 they purchased their first home at 2631 Custer Ave., which was located way out in the country and was surrounded by farm fields. Her home was destroyed in February of 1989 due to an explosion in the home next door. As a result of the explosion, she lost all of her possessions, but fortunately was not injured. She had the home rebuilt, refurnished and hosted the family for Thanksgiving dinner that November.
In November of 2008 she was the honoree at a 90th birthday party celebration. That same year, she moved into Sweetwater Retirement Community, where she stayed until relocating to Ligget Cottage at St Johns. Mrs. Timmel died Aug. 24, 2014.
Alice is survived by her niece, Eleanor (Ostrum) Bossert, husband Ken and family of White Sulphur Springs and nephew Everett Ostrum, wife Nancy and family from Meridian, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Billings First Congregational Church 310 N. 27th St. Billings MT 59101 or Shriners Childrens Hospital 911 W 5th Ave. Spokane, WA 92204 or simply call 800-241-gift.
Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at The Kathy Lillis Chapel on the St. John’s campus, 2429 Mission Way.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”