KARAS, Alice Gertrude (Age 79) Born in New York City, on May 5, 1933 and passed away February 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Elliott.She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harry Karas; one sister Ester Schaeffer; two daughters, Laura (Todd) Nilles and Janette Karas; three sons, Timothy Karas, Andrew Karas and David (Gina) Karas; Seven grandchildren, Michael, Ryan (Cami), Shane, Joshua, Alyssa, Cassi and Trevor;and two great grandchildren, Lydia and Mayah. Alice met Harry while working as a secretary at a USO club in San Francisco. They spent 20 plus years in the military and eventually retired in Spokane in 1974. Her greatest loves were camping with the family (going to the ocean) and organizing craft projects for the family to do together. Twice she survived breast cancer and continued to live life to the fullest. She eventually succumbed to COPD and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 17, 2013