Alice Bernice Newman, 87, Minot, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.
Alice was born March 10, 1925, in Decorah, Iowa, to Ira and Blondina (Holmes) Seney. She was reared on the family farm in Newman Township of Ward County, south of Minot, and attended rural schools in that area.
Alice married Lawrence Newman on April 7, 1943, in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot. They made their home in Minnesota and Montana for a short time before returning to the Minot area where she was employed as a waitress at various restaurants. More importantly, her number one priority was her three children: Larry, Karen and Warren. Lawrence died on Nov. 26, 1999.
Alice was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and she especially enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Also, she enjoyed playing cards, especially SKIPPO, and was an avid bingo player. She never went anywhere without her dauber.
Alice's loving family includes: her daughter, Karen Newman, of Minot; daughter-in-law, Kathy Newman, of Minot; grandsons, Lance and Chris; brothers, Myron Seney, of Minot, and Roy Seney, of Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alice was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; sons, Larry and Warren; brothers, Vernon and Arnold; and sisters, Ilora Pochant and Eldora Brothen.
Celebration of the Life of Alice Newman: Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Dec. 18, from 3 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).