DeRycke, Alice Maude (Kuntz) (November 12, 1911 - March 16, 2003)

Alice Maude DeRycke

Douglas Budget - March, 2003

Funeral services for Alice Maude DeRycke, 91, will be held at 2 p.m., March 21 at Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating.

Internment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. DeRycke died March 16 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

She was born Nov. 12, 1911, in Pittsford, N.Y., to Andrew Joseph and Cora Maude (Shannon) Kuntz. She was reared and educated in Rochester, N.Y., where she worked for Bausch & Lomb as a time keeper for eight years.

On June 13, 1936, she married Armand Louis DeRycke in Rochester. The couple had three children, Marie, William and Ramona.

Following her husband's death in 1958, she returned to Bausch & Lomb for eight more years. She then moved to Colorado in 1973 to be closer to family. In 1989 she moved to Douglas to be with her son.

Mrs. DeRycke enjoyed many activities at the Douglas Senior Citizens Center. She also enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, playing cards and making Christmas tree ornaments. She really enjoyed receiving mail and loved her cat and dog.

She is survived by three children, Bill DeRycke of Douglas, Marie and husband Patrick Parent and Ramona and husband Ralph Langley, all of Windsor, Colo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, William and Donald Kuntz. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Nicole Dziardziel, Mary Nachtman, Myrtle Guthrie, Edith Santistevan and Norma Brooks.

A memorial to the Douglas Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, 82633 would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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