Obituary of Alyce Mae Pope
Alyce was born and lived in Ferndale, WA with her parents, Mason and Bobbi Jo Oxford. As a child, Alyce loved to sing and tap dance and was very active in all school activities and clubs. She met Don, her husband, in 2nd grade and he told his mom that he was going to marry her someday. That day happened on October 24th, 1947.
They lived in Ferndale until Don accepted a job in Concrete working for Puget Power. Everyone knew Don as the guy with two dogs riding in the front seat of his line truck. Alyce worked for Lone Star Industries in Concrete as an executive secretary. She loved her work. When the plant shut down in 1968, she went to work as the clerk for the city of Concrete. She was always the most meticulous and efficient worker.
She loved to bake; we always had wonderful meals and a warm, safe home to grow up in. Alyce and Don loved to go fishing and hunting, playing cards, and visiting with family. They just really enjoyed each other’s company. They would come down to see the grandkids that were involved in sporting events as they grew up, and, in the last ten years, we set up monthly family dinners, so she got to see the grandkids and six great-grandkids. They were her pride and joy. The love she felt for those kids was so enduring and genuine, they knew that great-grandma loved them. In her later years, she lived independently on Samish Island in Bow, WA. She loved living on the water and all those pink sunsets. She enjoyed watching sports on TV and she bowled every week until she was 93 years old. Alyce had spunk and a kind heart. She was someone that didn’t see the color of your skin, only the smile on your face.
Alyce was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in 2002.
She is survived by her children, Steve (Barb), Rick, and Nancy (Rob); four grandkids; and six great-grandkids.
Her final resting place will be Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale.