Alice Else

Alice Else

Alice B. Else died July 7, 2019, in Eckert. She was 98.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at the First Christian Church, 1326 N 1st St., Grand Junction. Interment will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction.

She was born May 10, 1921, to Earl and Bertha (Mead) Binkley in Grand Junction. She spent her childhood there and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1939.

After graduation she received her business degree from Ross Business College. She went to work afterwards for C.D. Smith Drug Company in Grand Junction.

She married Delos Else in Madison, Wis. May 27, 1943, where Mr. Else was stationed with the United States Army during WWII. They returned to Grand Junction after he was honorably discharged to raise their family.

Mrs. Else enjoyed bowling on a family league, watching her sons and the Rockies play baseball, playing pinochle and embroidery. She was in a card club for 40 years. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Riverside Women's Club. Mrs. Else also volunteered for several years driving cancer patients to chemotherapy appointments and with her husband delivered meals-on-wheels until his death.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Sue) Else of Denver; grandson, Matt (Shannon) Else of Centennial; granddaughters, Sara (Jaime) Beckley of Englewood, Heather Else (Sean Calhoun) of Aurora, Christine (Brad) Peregrin of Tacoma, Wash., and Laura Else of Denver; eight great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Anna Else, Mallory, Mason, and Emery Beckley, and Lucy, Jack and Ivy Peregrin; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delos Else; son, Dennis; brothers, Howard, Jack and Marvin Binkley; and sisters, Doris Moore and Muriel Kennedy.

Memorial contributions may be made to research for macular degeneration through the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, or to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO, 81416.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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