Alice M. Sauvageau of Everson, Wash., passed away at home on Sept. 7, 2016. She was 89 years old. Alice was a member of Sons of Norway, Emblem Club, Daughters of Norway and Royal Neighbors. Alice was the daughter of Norwegian homesteaders, Ole and Ida (Nelson) Metvedt, born on Aug. 15, 1927, in Westby, Mont. She graduated from Westby High School and earned her teaching certificate in Helena, Mich. Alice taught school in Shelby, Mich., and lived in Cut Bank, Mich. She married A.J. Sauvageau, "Frenchie," on May 31, 1947, in Shelby, Mich. They raised their family in Montana until moving to Washington state in 1964. In 1969, the family moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Alice checked coats for functions at the Captain Cook and Sheraton Anchorage Hotels. She worked for the Municipality of Anchorage for 20 years, watering the hanging baskets. While working, she enjoyed meeting and talking with people from around the world. Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Frenchie, on Dec. 1, 1974; and granddaughter, Monique Soliai. Alice is survived by daughters, Karen (Terry) Telgenhoff, De Loyce (AI) Stroud, Michele Savickus and Robin Ingram; son, Gary (Patti) Sauvageau; grandchildren, Chad Shoemaker, Craig Telgenhoff, Danielle Soliai, Amanda Soliai, Joe Nelson, Danial Savickus, Randi Kay Leischner, Michael Nickula, James Nickula and Ashley McDow; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 6, 2016