Alice Doyle, Fargo, ND passed away on June 4, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.
Alice Dion Doyle was born December 17, 1930 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake to Oliver and Rose (Schamberger) Dion. The Dion family farmed near Grand Harbor, ND. Alice attended a 1 room school at Grand Harbor through the 8th grade. She graduated high school from St. Mary’s Academy at Devils Lake in 1948. Alice received her RN in 1951 from the Mercy School of Nursing in Valley City.
Alice married Locklyn Doyle on April 19, 1956 at St. Joseph’s church in Devils Lake. They moved to Fargo where Alice began working as a clinical nurse. She transitioned to a family practice nurse and worked in that profession until her final retirement in 2000. Alice was nurse for the late Dr. Dale Kana for 31 years. Alice and Lock had been members of Nativity church in Fargo since 1960.
Those who knew Alice well were not fooled by her gruff exterior. A soft and generous heart lay beneath. When Alice barked orders dogs, children & even doctors obeyed. But she had encouraging words and capable hands when dressing cuts & scrapes, and was a comforting consult to neighbors worried about their feverish children.
Family is important to us all but to none more than Alice. She provided a steady and loving foundation to her extended family and opened her home to all who came. Alice was the family communication center and keeper of family history with every birthday and anniversary filed in her sharp mind. She was witty and funny, love to play Scrabble and cards, and always kept a pet in her home.
Alice is survived by her children: Michele (Tom Marple) Doyle, Todd (Lynelle) Doyle, Kevin Doyle; and grandchildren Stephanie & Olivia Doyle; most special nieces and nephews Carmen Hendrickx, Louis (Cathy) Hendrickx, Jeff (Jolene) Hendrickx, Jackie (Del) Steckler and their children Drew, Chet & Leif Hendrickx; Beth & Tyler Hendrickx; Kasey & Shane Steckler.. She was preceded in death by her husband, nephew, William Hendrickx, her brothers, sisters, and parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Friends of Chimbote, (Fr. Jack Davis Peru mission). www.friendsofchimbote.org.