Alice Dell Zimmerman passed away July 27, 2014 at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman. Born in Chester, Mont. in 1918, Alice spent most of her life in Montana and Wyoming. She and her husband, Hank, raised three children and taught swimming lessons to many children in the community.
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Alice and Hank were well known among the ranchers of Wyoming and Montana for square dancing events; Hank was a top-rated caller and Alice worked the floor, helping dancers with the movements.
Alice and Hank also instructed round and folk dancing moves for eager dancers. Many dancing enthusiasts delighted in Hank and Alice's exhibition dances, especially Alice's performance of the traditional Scottish sword dance.
Alice also worked for many years as an executive secretary for the Pipeline Transmission Division of MDU in Glendive, Mont. After retirement, the couple spent 20 enjoyable years travelling the U.S. in their motorhome. They shared their adventures through delightful letters to their children and grandchildren.
Alice Dell was preceded in death by Hank, her husband of 64 years; her daughter, Jancey who died at an early age; and her sister, Betty Dean.
Her survivors include a sister, Denise, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; two sons, David of Bozeman and Jon of Clinton, Miss.; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Elks Cemetery in Sheridan, Wyo. at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 5, 2014