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Alene Ternus

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Ternus, Alene
92, passed peacefully September 1, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was born in Maquoketa, IA to Walter and Hazel Moeller September 20, 1922. Alene was a beautician who later helped housebound women with their hair styling needs. She also cleaned house for many as an occupation later in life. She and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and the U.K. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lola Morris, her first husband of 14 years, Leonard R. Sponar and her second husband of 50 years, James J. Ternus. She is survived by her brother Max Moeller, her daughter, Nancy Ortiz and husband Ben Ortiz, granddaughters Linda and Lisa Ortiz, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Scottsdale United Methodist Church or to Dementia/Alzheimer's research www.alz.org. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday September 4, 2015, at 1:00pm at Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 4140 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 4, 2015
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