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Passed away on February 25, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington at the Ray Hickey Hospice House. She was born October 5, 1923 to Harry and Ethel Swanson in Spokane, Washington and had one brother and three sisters. She attended Holy Names High School in Spokane.
Alice married Ralph Dickinson in 1942 in Spokane. Alice and Ralph had four children in Spokane where she was a bookkeeper for many years. Ralph and Alice moved to Lincoln City, Oregon, in 1989. Alice worked for the Spanish Head as a bookkeeper until 2000. Ralph had a custom jewelry shop (The Silver Lining) in Lincoln City until 1993.
Alice enjoyed being with her family, reading and crossword puzzles. Alice was very independent/strong, well read on current issues/topics and had a great sense of humor.
Alice is survived by three sons, Mark Dickinson of Albuquerque, NM, David Dickinson of Kauai, HI, Matthew Dickinson of Kirkland, WA and one daughter, Carollee Kraut of Camas, WA. She has four great grandchildren, nine grandchildren, one brother, Harry Swanson of California and one sister, Betty Harding of Spokane, WA.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years in 1993.
A private service was held at Alice's bedside on February 25th at the Ray Hickey Hospice House, Vancouver, WA.
Memorials in Alice Dickinson's honor may be sent to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98668
Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2011