OBITUARY

Alice Marie Metzloff

February 23, 1920January 18, 2022
Obituary of Alice Marie Metzloff
Alice was born February 23, 1920, in Tonawanda NY to parents John Albert Johnson and Emma Edstrom Johnson. She is survived by daughter, Evie (Metzloff) Ashmore (Jim), granddaughter Michelle Koch (Ron), great grandson Preston and great granddaughter Madison. She passed away peacefully on January 18 at UC Health. She was a first generation American born of parents who immigrated from Bergan, Norway. They were so happy to be in America her father changed his name from Johann Albert Johannesen to John Johnson. On December 7, 1941, in a hospital elevator where she was working on her educational requirements, she heard doctors stating they were joining the military immediately. She decided she would too. Upon graduation from nursing school, she joined the Navy as a Registered Nurse on June 22, 1943. She is a World War II veteran and was discharged as a Lieutenant. She is a Charter Member of the Women in Service Memorial, and her story is told there. She speaks of the invention of penicillin and how that changed the treatment of sailors…saying it was a life saver. She worked as a Registered Nurse in hospitals in New York and Pueblo CO. She retired as a Public Health Nurse after 20 years. Nursing suited her as she is a very nurturing and caring person. She loved spending time with her granddaughter Michelle and was so happy to have lived to see many of her accomplishments. She adored her great grandchildren Preston James and Madison Marie. Preston named her Kona. On a church trip to Israel, she was baptized in the Jordan River. Was appointed to the 1st Judicial Performance Commission of the 10th Judicial District by President of the Senate Ted Strickland serving 2 years. Her strong faith has sustained her throughout her life. Volunteer activities include American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Blood Bank, Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center, Colorado Health Association, Church, and a lifelong member of other professional organizations. She was recognized by the Quilts of Valor Foundation for her service to our nation. She also was involved with politics and remained so until about 6 months before her death. Those of you who know her she speaks her mind. She is known for her kindness and warm smile. On her discharge papers, she is commended for job well done and that sums up her life. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 1:00 pm, Highpoint Church, 6450 S Southlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Donations can be sent to Military Women’s Memorial at womensmemorial.org or International Fellowship of Christians and Jews ifcj.org. Burial for family only. Her family will dearly miss her.

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