Alice Marie Windblad Berthiaume, 94, of Waverly, MO, passed over to her eternal home on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia, MO. Alice was born in Mukilteo, WA to Walter and Selma Windblad in 1916. She married the love of her life, Orrin A. Berthiaume, in Santa Monica, CA, in 1938. Alice was very supportive of Orrin and his career as an aircraft manufacturing executive. His work gave them the opportunity to live in many different communities including Hagerstown, MD, Wichita, KS, and Sebastian, FL, among others. Alice was a wonderful and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and friend. She was also a homemaker, an avid gardener, an active member of P.E.O. for 51 years, and was devoted to her church, St. Luke United Church of Christ in Grand Pass, MO. She gave thousands of hours as a hospital volunteer in Sebastian, FL. Alice will be remembered for her cheery disposition, delightful sense of humor, unrelenting faith, thoughtfulness and compassionate nature. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, a daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. and Philip L. Karlton, her parents, her step-father, Mack Moberg, sisters, Gladys Bolstad and Virginia Johnson, and a niece, Shelley Leiser. Mrs. Berthiaume is survived by three daughters, Lorene F. Lais (Harlan), Dodge City, KS, Karen L. Fevold (Dean), Bentonville, AR, Andrea L. Mockridge (Mike), Waverly, MO, and a niece, Lynn Leiser (Kurt), Seattle, WA. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Lee Bobbitt, Jefferson City, MO, David Karlton (Stine), Denmark, Elaine Roddis (Ben), New Zealand, Patrick Londeen (Maree), New Zealand, Mary Beth Sprecher (Steve), Blue Springs, MO, and nine great-grandchildren. Her family and all who knew her will miss her greatly. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at St. Luke United Church of Christ, Grand Pass, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to St. Luke United Church of Christ, Grand Pass, MO or Cottey College.
Published in Kansas City Star on July 29, 2011