Alice Sauvageau

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Alice M. Sauvageau, of Everson, passed away at hone on September 7, 2016. She was 89 years old. Alice is the daughter of Norwegian homesteaders, Ole and Ida (Nelson) Metvedt, born August 15, 1927 in Westby, Montana. She graduated from Westby High School and earned her teaching certificate in Helena, MT. Alice taught school in Shelby, MT and lived in Cut Bank, MT. She married A.J. Sauvageau (Frenchy) May 31, 1947 in Shelby, MT. They raised their family in Montana until moving to Washington in 1964. In 1969, the family moved to Anchorage, Alaska. 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 Frenchy on December 1, 1974 and granddaughter Monique Soliai. Alice is survived by daughters Karen (Terry) Telgenhoff, De Loyce (Al) Stroud, Michele Savickus and Robin Ingram; son Gary (Patti) Sauvageau, grandchildren Chad Shoemaker, Craig Telgenhoff, Danielle Soliai, Amanda Soliai Watson, Joe Nelson, Danial Savickus, Randi Kay Leischner, Michael, James, and Ashley McDow and 16 great grandchildren. Visitation is 6-8 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016 at Gillies Funeral Home. Her memorial service will be 10 am, Saturday, September 10 at Gillies Funeral Home with Pastor Conrado Gonzaga officiating. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Sept. 9, 2016
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