Alice was born in 1926 in Culbertson, Nebraska to Francis and Mary Hesterwerth. She passed away December 7, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Alice was the oldest of six children all of whom preceded her in death; Avis, Jim, Marilyn, Gene and Jerry. During the depression years the family lived in and around McCook, Nebraska surrounded by lots of family and cousins, her mother having been one of eleven children. Alice shared stories of their adventures on the many different places they lived. After WWII broke out the family moved to Hastings, Nebraska in October of 1942 when her father went to work at the Naval Ammunition Depot. She often talked about the USO dances she went to with girlfriends and worked at a hair salon for $15 a week.
Alice graduated from Hastings High School in 1945 and attended Hastings College for one year in accounting. Here she met her future husband Royal Edgington, married in 1949 and moved to Denver, Colorado where they became parents to Ronald, Susan and Mary. She used her college training as an accountant to work as a book keeper/accountant/office manager at Michaelson's Fine Furnishings and later as a payroll clerk for the City of Lakewood having retired in 1987. Her retirement years were spent helping with grandchildren, summers at her RV park in the mountains and vacations with family and friends. She was healthy to the end, never moving from her Littleton home.
Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Royal (1983) and son Ronald (2022). Survived by daughters Susan (Brett) Besser and Mary Baca. Grandchildren Kalie Hewitt (Chris Zimmerman), Alicia (Jason) Endley, Patrick (Samantha) Hewitt, Ryan (Jessie) Edgington, Colin (Jenn) Edgington, Brad (Summer) Besser, Brandon (Cindy Spangler) Besser. Great-grandchildren Sabyn Dominguez, Raegan Ratay, Emarie, Noah and Jace Hewitt, Rustin and Wolfgang Edgington, Skyler and Camden Endley. Daughter-in-law Sandra Edgington. Sister-in-laws Janet Hestewerth and Joyce Hesterwerth, brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Verna Edgington.
Graveside service will be held January 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Arvada Cemetery followed by a memorial luncheon.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled Veterans at www.dav.org/ways-to-give/ or a charity of your choice.