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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Alice (Mathews) Labonite
May 19, 1935 - December 31, 2020

Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
Residence: Chandler, AZ formerly of Williston, ND
Age: 85

Alice L. (Mathews) Labonite 85 Chandler, AZ formerly of Williston ND passed away to join her eternal family on December 31, 2020.

Alice was born May 19, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to Emory and Thelma Wallace. On May 22, 1954 she married Richard Mathews (divorced) to this marriage they had three children; Debbie (Howard) Yost, Cheryl (George) Kessel and Scott (Sue) Mathews. On July 2, 1993 she married Garland Labonite (deceased). Alice was a wonderful loving mother. She had been blessed with 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who she cherished above all else.

Alice worked her way through life as a cook for numerous places sometimes having as many as three jobs at a time. She was a very hard worker and made numerous friends through her jobs and life. She retired after working many years in the Williston School System. She enjoyed her retirement with visiting friends and playing bingo. After being retired for a few years, she moved to Chandler, AZ. She loved being closer to her daughter and AZ family although missed her ND family, she loved her new community and added more friends to her life.

Alice was loved by so many people and would always have a funny joke or story to tell. She had one friend who said that Alice’s pronunciations were “Alice-isms”, as she was one of a kind.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Thelma (Al) Bullock; brothers, Bill (Betty) Wallace, Don (Joan) Wallace and Robert Wallace; sister, June (Richard) Muskopf and one great-granddaughter, Jada Ramsey.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to one of Alice’s favorite charities: Neighbors Who Care in Chandler, AZ please go to www.neighborswhocare.com/donate//.

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Melody Edenloff (Williston, ND)
Jan 12, 2021
I worked with Alice at the Ramada Inn in Williston, ND. She was a wonderful lady and I was honored to waitress under her.
Eric Barbian (Phoenix, AZ)
Jan 12, 2021
Love you Mema. The casino will never be the same without my ka-chingo partner.
Susan Withey (Williston, North Dakota)
Jan 13, 2021
I have many fond memories of Alice. She worked part time at Trapper's Kettle on the weekends and she helped me on the fry line. She had a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Joy (Williston, ND)
Jan 13, 2021
Oh sweet Alice, I have so many great memories & funny stories of you! You will be so missed by so many.
Loretta Flaten Torgerson (Tulsa, OK)
Jan 14, 2021
Dear Debbie, Cheryl, Scott and families;
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I remember your mother fondly and her wonderful spirit. She adored her family and was a loving, kind and funny presence in many of our lives. My life was blessed by being one of many who considered Alice a friend.
With loving thoughts and memories,
Loretta Flaten Torgerson
Sherry &Steve
Jan 15, 2021
Debbie, Cheryl, Scott, and families sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Alice was an absolute joy to be around, her sense of humor was second to none! She was a wonderful woman! Our Condolences
Mike and Polly Vinger (Williston , ND)
Jan 15, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dianne Aamoth (ANOKA, MN)
Jan 15, 2021
Debbie and family. So sorry for your loss. Alice always had a smile on her face. Always happy. What a special person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie Yost (Chandler, AZ)
Jan 31, 2021
Thanks everyone for your kind & comforting words. We plan to arrange a memorial service in Williston later on & will reach out to everyone. Mom hated goodbyes - so "see you later"
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