Alice Wahlert Bowden 71, of Williams, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 16th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williams with Pastor Jeff Tjelta officiating. Private Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral service. The Surls Funeral Chapel in Williams is assisting the family.
Alice Rose Wahlert, daughter of Marvin and Edna Wahlert was born June 10, 1947 in Ames, Iowa. She attended Radcliffe elementary, Williams Junior High, and graduated from Northeast Hamilton with the Class of 1965. She was the first Homecoming Queen at NEH. She enjoyed planning their 50th Class reunion.
After graduation she attended the University of Iowa in the nursing program and graduated in 1972. She was a nurse for over 40 years. She was a traveling nurse to Colorado, a nurse at Mary Greeley in Ames, and a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She married Rodney Bowden in 1976 but later divorced. In 1999 she moved back to Williams and made her home with her father. You could always find her on the Williams 4th of July working in the food stand. She became involved with the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church as a choir member, Bible Study, and was Ladies Aid President, she loved the church and it’s family. Her faith was a stronghold in her last days.
Alice loved winters in Albuquerque and enjoyed skiing, and horse riding; she was a member of several horse associations. She was also in a Hat Club, and Helping Hand Club of Williams.
To cherish her memory is her brother Wayne (Connie) Wahlert of Williams, Nephew Wade (Carina) Wahlert of Williams, Niece Holly (Mark) Muench of Ogden, Iowa. Her special “Great” kids: Jayden, Jacob, Luke Muench, and Alivia and Levi Wahlert. Her love for this family was her world, but her horses, cats, and dog were her every day JOY.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bryan Wahlert in 1957.