DYKENS, Alice M. (Age 87) Alice passed away at her home in Spokane, on December 29, 2012. She was born in Boston, MA on February 5, 1925 to John and Lillian Ruebeck. She spent her childhood in Boston with her beloved parents and her six siblings. Alice married her childhood sweetheart Dennell "Bob" Dykens on March 16, 1943. They moved to California to start their family and came to Spokane in the 1960s. Alice was a generous wife, mother and grandmother and was devoted to the Episcopal Church where she was a lifetime member and sang in the choir for many years. Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years Dennell "Bob" Dykens. She is survived by her daughters Alice Crowder and Audrey Dykens; her grandchildren Michael Dykens and Wendy Lee; her sister Genevieve McGunnigle and numerous nieces and nephews. It is hard to say goodbye to someone so sweet, kind, and unselfish. She was at the center of our lives and will be forever in our hearts. Her loyalty and fun loving spirit will always be remembered. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:00PM at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. 8th Ave., Spokane, WA 99037. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at the above address.