Alice Roudebush, 94, of Ford Cliff, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Heritage Meadows.
She was born July 23, 1927, in Ford Cliff, to William Lockard and Ethel Lockhart Lockard.
Alice formerly worked at Mellon Bank. She was a tax collector for Ford Cliff, taking over for her mother in 1959, and retiring in her 80s. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ford City, where she became the organist at age 18 and played for more than 60 years. Alice enjoyed making all sorts of crafts, she loved crocheting and gifting them to her friends, neighbors and relatives.
A lifelong resident of Ford Cliff, she lived her entire life in the house she was born in. She enjoyed teaching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to make crafts. Also, she liked talking to and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Alice was an excellent cook and baker. She was very talented, strong and gifted woman in so many ways. Also, she was a great seamstress, making all of her daughters clothes, while they were growing up.
Survivors include two daughters: Pamela and Stephen Levcik, of Ford Cliff, and Patricia and Edward Riskosky, of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren: Sandra and Chad Davis, Timothy Levcik, Ryan Riskosky and Amy and Brent Kingsley; and four great-grandchildren: Carson Davis, Isabella Kingsley, Olivia Kingsley and Asher Riskosky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Harry Roudebush, who passed away Oct. 5, 2000.
As for her wishes, private funeral services, will be held by the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mantini Funeral Home Inc., 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City.