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Alice Gertrude Ray

Female 1916 - 2006  (90 years)


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  • Name Alice Gertrude Ray 
    Born 17 Apr 1916 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 May 2006 
    Person ID I140  Family History of Henry Witte
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2015 

    Father William Raymond Ray,   b. 16 Sep 1886,   d. 25 May 1965  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Nellie C Pearson,   b. 6 Nov 1881, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1973  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1914 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LeRoy Joseph Witte,   b. 11 Feb 1919, Lawrence, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2000, Kearney Hospital Kearney, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1947 
    Children 
     1. Gerald Eugene Witte
     2. Dean Vincent Witte
     3. Diane Alice Witte
     4. Dennis LeRoy Witte
     5. Kathryn Ann Witte
    Photos
    LeRoy & Alice Wedding
    LeRoy & Alice Wedding
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alice Witte
    Alice Witte
    Late 30's

    Documents
    October is bright blue
    October is bright blue
    Poem written by Alice Witte in October of 1992

  • Notes  Died:
    • Alice Gertrude (Ray) Witte, 90, died Tuesday (May 16, 2006) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge.

      She was born April 17, 1916, in Furnas County, northwest of Wilsonville, to William and Nellie (Pearson) Ray.

      She attended Huntley and Wilsonville Schools, graduating from Wilsonville in 1933. She taught school for 12 years in Furnas County and Red Willow school districts.

      On April 22, 1947, she married LeRoy Witte in Cambridge. They resided on a farm south of Cambridge for 32 years. The couple retired from the farm in 1979 and moved to Cambridge. In addition to raising their own five children, she also helped raise her niece and nephew after their mother's death.

      She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Busy Bee Quilting Club, St. John's Alter Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy ; a sister, Edna; and brother-in-law, Tom Lewis.

      Survivors include five children; Gene and wife, Susan Witte, Dean and wife, Linda Witte, all of Cambridge, Diane and husband, Tom Woodruff of Aurora, Colo., Dennis and wife, Debbie Witte, of Denver, Colo., and Kathryn and husband, Michael Winkle of Lincoln; nephew, Marvin and wife, Marlene Witte, and Mary and husband, Dale Wilson of Wilsonville; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, at St. John's Catholic Church in Cambridge. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

      Rosary will be 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Lockenour JonesMortuary.

      Memorials may be given to the LeRoy and Alice Witte Memorial Fund.

      Lockenour Jone Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.