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Alice Priscilla (Woodard) Myers

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NEWBURG, N.D. -- Funeral services for Alice Myers, 64, of Newburg, N.D., were held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Dovre Lutheran Church in Newburg. Burial was at the Dovre Lutheran Cemetery in Newburg. A memorial service will also be held on June 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Johnsonville, N.Y. The Rev.Rich Dudinak will be officiating.

Alice Priscilla Myers Woodard, a daughter of Robert Ownie and Helen Jane (Hoyt) Woodard, was born on July 9, 1942, in Rutland, Vt. Alice was reared and educated in Salem, N.Y. She worked for a time as a seamstress for CB Sports in Salem. In 1986 she moved to Johnsonville, N.Y., where she owned and operated an antique and thrift shop out of her home. She also organized and volunteered at the Alice Blue Gown Thrift Shop at the United Methodist Church in Johnsonville. In August of 2002 she moved to Newburg, N.D., to be near her children and their families.

Alice was a member of the Dovre Lutheran Church in Newburg where she was active in the WELCA and she taught high school bible study. Alice also received the Newburg High School Courage Award in 2004. She organized the St Jude’s Bike-A-Thon in Newburg in 2003 and 2004. She also started the Newburg Al-Anon. One of her missions was to educate women about this aggressive form of breast cancer since her own diagnosis years ago. Alice had been a passionate supporter and participant in the Relay for Life, an activity which showcases the strength and determination of cancer patients, family, and friends by raising money for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

Her team was called Mama’s Family and Friends. In 2004, she was the honorary chairperson of the Turtle Mountain Relay for Life. As a practitioner of the art of Reiki, Alice offered comfort and healing to many individuals. She was a thoughtful poet and enjoyed working on crafts and needlework.

She volunteered her time and energy to the Christ United Methodist Church in Johnsonville, N.Y. Alice was an advocate of the T.O.P.S. program in both New York and North Dakota.

Alice passed away on June 9, 2007, in the company of family members at a Minot hospital. Alice had fought a long battle against inflammatory breast cancer.

She is survived by three daughters, Maryetta and her husband Quentin Falkenbury, Lisa and her husband, Dave Tonneson, and Nancy and her husband, Scott Hunskor all of Newburg; two sons, William Myers and his wife, Kari of Maxbass and Frank Myers Jr., and his fiancé, Amy Boice of Salem, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy and her husband, Dick Pelkey of Rutland, Vt., and Elizabeth and her husband, Rich Meddis of Hoosick, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Woodard and his wife, Josie of Brunswick, N.Y., and Rollin Woodard and his wife, Betty of Rutland, Vt.; sister-in-law, Judy Woodard of Waterford, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Woodard; and one daughter-in-law, Debbie Myers.

Arrangements are with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau, N.D.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 14, 2007
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