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Alice Olivia (Bentley) Fossum


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Alice Olivia (Bentley) Fossum
10/03/1928 - 05/25/2018
Anderson, CA
Alice Olivia Bentley Fossum was born October 3, 1928 in Jerome, Idaho to George and Gertrude Bentley. She was the sixth of seven children. The family moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1929. Alice met Elwood Fossum when she was 16. They married July 23, 1949 and moved briefly to North Dakota. Alice returned to Santa Cruz where she worked as a homemaker, Pacific Bell operator, and then partnered with Elwood in three separate businesses (locker plant, meat market, and custom butchering). Alice is survived by her husband of 68 years, Elwood Fossum; one sister Alta Comfort of Medford, Oregon; sons Ron Fossum of Santa Cruz, California, and Dave Fossum of Redding, California; Dennis King of Pine Grove, California (affectionately known as her "third son"); grandchildren Jennifer, Doug, Tiffany, Ashley, and Erik; and great grandchildren Brock, Katelyn, Nate, Holden, Tanner, Alister, Shepard, Weston, and Walker. Alice passed away on May, 25, 2018 at the age of 89. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the in her name.


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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on June 2, 2018
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