Obituary of Alice Marie Dewey
Alice Marie Dewey, age 94, of Adrian passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in the presence of loved ones. She was born June 29,1926 in Fairfield, MI to Harley A. and Rose Mary Mills. On December 6, 1945, she married Leon A. Dewey, the love of her life, in Adrian. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1997.
Alice graduated from Sand Creek High School and went on to be a nurse’s aide at Tecumseh Hospital during WWII. Alice was a very loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and after their children were on their own, reading and traveling with her husband. She loved flowers, both tending her many flower beds, creating one in memory of her husband, and receiving flowers at any time so that she had fresh flowers in her home. She loved poetry and wrote many herself. After the death of her husband she attended Raisin Valley Friends Church and was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society, and helped with the funeral dinners along with Christmas bags for shut ins. She continued to enjoy traveling many places with family and friends. Attending Hospice of Lenawee's Lunch Bunch luncheon was of great importance to her and wasn't to be missed. Alice also enjoyed and kept very busy making quilts for C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, the CPC, and Garfield head start program along with giving so many away to family, friends and anyone she met with a baby, small child or to an adult as a lap blanket. In addition to her husband, Leon, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ethel Dewey and Clara Radant; four brothers, Leo, Lawrence, Harley Jr., and Lynwood Mills; son-in-law, Edward Briggs; and daughter-in-law, Judy Dewey.
Left to cherish Alice's memory are her two sons, Leon Alan Dewey (Janis) of Palmyra and Jerry (Betsy) Dewey of Plainview, MN; four daughters, Susan (Terry) Prince of Buena Vista, CO, Alice Marlene Monday, Debra Briggs and Gloria (Karl) Stocks of Adrian; ten grandchildren, Eric Dewey, Nicole Hartner, Alan and Greg Dewey, Brian Prince, Kerri Whitmer, Gary and Chad Richmond, and Jeremy and Andrew Stocks; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
At Alice's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Raisin Valley Friends Church in Adrian with Pastor Doug Chandler officiating. Memorial contributions in Alice's memory may be given to Hospice of Lenawee or Raisin Valley Friends Church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
A Celebration of Life Service
Adrian Chapel - 3050 W. Beecher Rd. Adrian, Michigan 49221 517-265-3312
Tecumseh Chapel - 1448 Short St. Tecumseh, Michigan 49286 517-424-1848
Blissfield Chapel - 9205 E. U.S. Hwy. 223 Blissfield, Michigan 49228 517-486-4400
Hudson Chapel - 415 W. Main St. Hudson, Michigan 49247 517-448-3481
Morenci Chapel - 303 N. Summit St. Morenci, Michigan 49256 517-458-2311
Fayette Chapel - 412 W. Main St. Fayette, Ohio 43521 419-237-2564