Funeral services for Alice A. Loden, 82 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Saturday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Erick Loden as the officiant. A private family interment will take place in the summer in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com. The funeral will be livestreamed at www.harnessfuneralhome.com. A reception will follow the funeral at Summit Wesleyan Church Family Life Center.
Alice A. Loden was born on November 25, 1938 in Broad Cove, Newfoundland, Canada to Adolphus and Mary Keough. She grew up and went to school in Broad Cove and graduated from the School House in Duntara, Newfoundland. She was working at the Airport in Gander, Newfoundland when she met the love her life, a young Airman, Donald Loden who was stationed in Gander. Don and Alice were married on February 23, 1957 in Osage, Iowa and lived near various Air Force Bases throughout the country. In 1974 following a retirement from the U.S. Airforce after 23 years of service they established their home in Buffalo, Wyoming where Alice worked at the Growmor Greenhouse north of Buffalo. She later worked at the Amie Holt Nursing Home for several years before officially retiring in 1988. Don passed away in July of 2013 and Alice continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death.
Alice loved to visit with friends and family and enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was an avid gardener and loved taking care of her flowers. Her passion was spending time with her family and her beloved and fat dogs. She is survived by two sons, David Loden and his wife Cynthia of Buffalo and Tony Loden and his wife Sally of Rolling Hills, Wyoming; two sisters Madonna Fitzgerald of St. John’s Newfoundland and Beatrice Hillier of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; one sister-in-law Berdie Keogh of King’s Cove, Newfoundland; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother John Keough.