OBITUARY

Alyce Mae (Withrow) Maupin

September 6, 1937January 20, 2019
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Alyce Mae (Withrow) Maupin died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Central Church of Christ in Gering with Pastor Lyle Hinebauch officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00pm to 7:00 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel with family present from 5-7 pm. Memorials may be given to Central Church of Christ or donor’s choice. Online condolences and memory sharing may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Alyce Mae (Withrow) Maupin, age 81 of Scottsbluff, was born in Sidney, NE to Armond and Ilda (Mitchell) Withrow on September 6, 1937. When Alyce was six months old the family moved to Morrill, NE in Scotts Bluff County. She lived in Morrill throughout her school years and graduated second in her class in 1955 from Morrill High School. That August, she entered the school of nursing of West Nebraska General Hospital and graduated with her RN degree in August of 1958. She met Clarence Maupin on January 2, 1957 and after dating for nearly two years they were married on December 7, 1958. They began their life together in Gering Valley where they farmed. Alyce worked at WNGH until the first of four sons were born. After that she worked part-time at WNGH until the boys were all in school. In 1967, when WNGH was moved from 18th and Broadway in downtown Scottsbluff to the present location (Regional West Medical Center), Alyce helped move patients and equipment. After returning to full-time work, Alyce organized the first risk-management control system as required by law. From that point she assumed more and more responsibilities until she was appointed Vice-president of Nursing Service and, for a short time, was named Chief Operating Officer. During this time she earned a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration from St. Joseph College in Standish, Maine. During her long career at the hospital she was active in many professional and civic groups. She was appointed to the State Board of Nursing by Governor Kay Orr and served as President of that group for several years. She was a member of the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Executives. She was also a member of The American College of Healthcare Executives. She was a very active member of Central Church of Christ in Gering. She was a member of the choir, and a women’s trio. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible Schools, led the children’s choirs. She and Clarence started the “Harvest of Talents” program. This event raises money for missionaries around the world. She enjoyed baking, knitting, flowers and gardening, canning and quilting. Alyce retired from the hospital at age 63 to their home on County Road 19 outside of Scottsbluff where she lived until May of 2013. She has since lived at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff under care for Alzheimer’s. She is survived by her husband Clarence; her son Dan (Leah) Maupin of Corvallis, OR and their children Matthew, Rachel, Nathan and Hannah; her son Edwin “Chip” (Cheri) Maupin of Brule, NE and their children Mitchell (Ahriel), Philip, Haley, Lucas and Heidi and her son Rob (Shannon) Maupin of Euless, TX and their children Garrett and Kate; her brother Russell (Ann) Withrow and their children Kim, Scott and Makala and cousins Helen, Janet and Anita. She was preceded in death by her third son Matthew Maupin, mother Ilda Withrow, uncle and aunt Reed and Bernice Mitchell. Alyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alyce Mae (Withrow) Maupin

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Lowell and Dixie Burkum

January 25, 2019

Dear Clarence and Family,
We send our most sincere condolences at Alyce's passing. Our memories of the times we shared together at Gering with the Watchmen and also during the years we were blessed with your boys at NCC are most precious. What a beautiful and accomplished lady Alyce was, and most of all,
what a wonderful Christian she was. That makes all the difference and I'm sure the Lord has received her with loving arms. God bless you all.

Lowell and Dixie Burkum

Donald Gentry

January 24, 2019

I had the privilege working with Alyce at the hospital. She was particularly interested in making sure all patients got the best medical care possible. I always considered her as a wonderful nurse and friend. Meredyth and I will be giving a memorial to the Regional West Foundation in her name.

Ladonna Schwieger

January 24, 2019

Alyce and I grew up together in Morrill. She was my best friend from tHe beginning, we graduated in the same class. Both of us attended Scottsbluff College. She in nursing, me in education. We were in each other's weddings. Our paths took different turns and we were not close by miles.
But she will always be in my heart and soul. I loved her like the sister I never had. God bless and keep her always. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace, dear Friend.

Betty Kenyon

January 24, 2019

I have known Alice since we both worked at the hospital on Broadway in the late 50"s. I always admired her dedication to her work and her kindness to others.
My sympathy to her family. Betty Kenyon

Lisa Hernandez

January 23, 2019

Maupin Family,

I have memories of your family, as I lived next to your grandmother Ilda as a child. I remember playing with you kids when you would visit your grandma. Your grandma was a treasure, as your mother too, and I am sure she will be missed. I am so sorry of her memory, it is such a destructive disease, but I m sure she took it with grace, as I remember her to be that nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
I will always remember her as a super nurse and person.

Lisa (Parker) Hernandez, Morrill, NE

Shannon Maupin

January 23, 2019

From Shannon:

I have a lot of memories that keep coming to mind about my sweet mother-in-love, Alyce. She was a lovely, strong, dear woman of God.

She loved to cook amazing food especially if it was for company. She woke up before everyone. She cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for us. She always had some kind of cookie or candy on the counter and some kind of ice cream treat in the freezer. She baked the best blueberry pie ever! She was a city girl who made an amazing farm wife. She could do anything. She could bake, cook, sew, quilt, knit, cross stitch, can..you name it. She never sat still. Even if she sat down, she would knit. She truly was an amazing wife, mom, and grandma.

She LOVED to drink coffee. Some of my favorite memories are of going on coffee dates with her. She always had a pot of coffee on.

She loved Christmas. She had Christmas decorations for every room. Her house was always warm and welcoming and especially so at Christmas.

She loved her family. She loved Clarence more every day. She loved her boys. She loved all three of her daughters-in-love and treated us as her own. And she adored her grandchildren. Her eyes would just shine when she talked about any of her family. She was one of the sweetest, kindest ladies in the world, (unless you hurt someone she loved. If you did, look out! :)

She lived her life for Jesus. She had Bible verses in every room. She wanted everyone to know Jesus loves them. She loved him and her loved ones fiercely.

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