Alice I. Behm

June 14, 1926April 16, 2013
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Alice I. Behm (LaPort), age 86, of Newfane, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at her home. Born June 14, 1926 in Newfane, Alice is the daughter of the late Herman and Frieda (Poeller) Newman.

Alice graduated from Newfane Central School in 1944. She married Frederick Behm May 23, 1964 in Newfane. Alice had previously been married to the late Floyd W. LaPort. Alice worked as a secretary for Friendly’s in Lockport retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Moose Club of Lockport. Alice enjoyed spending time with her family, playing horseshoes, shopping, square dancing, roller skating and making porcelain dolls at her shop, Ye Old Countryside Doll Clinic.

Surviving is her loving husband, Frederick Behm. Dear mother of: Douglas LaPort of Newfane, Joyce (Jeff) Roberts of Vero Beach, Fl and Kevin (Samantha) LaPort of Newfane. Loving grandmother of: Mary Lou, Brandi, Crystal, Nickolas, Keri, Andrea and Geoffrey. Great grandmother of: Troy, Jessalynn, Cameron, Johnny, Devon, Christopher, Elisabeth, Kyle and Mary. Sister of the late: Edward Newman.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Avenue, Newfane, on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ridgewood, 7147 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY 14094 on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Kenneth Craig officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Cambria, NY.

Memorials appreciated to: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7147 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY 14094 or Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

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  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2013

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Becky Holderfield

April 23, 2013

Joyce, I'm sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a sweet lady, I have fond memories of her. She will be greatly missed.

Janine Saviano

April 22, 2013

I was so sorry to have heard about your Mom's passing.. loosing a loved one is one of the hardest things we have to endure. My deepest sympathies to you and your family...

Janine & the kids

April 22, 2013

Joyce, so sorry for your loss, I know that you will miss her deeply. I remember her big smiles, a lovely lady. God be with you. Donna Walters (Comanche, TX)

Your Daughter Joyce

April 21, 2013

Mom, I LOVE YOU!! You will always be with me in my heart. All of our memories together - the shopping - the moose - making dolls & sewing together- all the winters you spent in florida with me - and all the family & friends get togethers. I'm so glad I was here with you, holding you in my arms the last few minutes of your life on earth at home...I will love you for ever & ever & ever & ever.....I love & really miss you...Joyce

Crystal LaPort

April 19, 2013

813-842-4395 I couldn't figure out how to add my phone number love Crystal LaPort

Crystal LaPort

April 19, 2013

Daddy,Aunt Joyce,and Uncle Doug I am so very sorry for our loss. I kept praying she would hold on until I'm off of probation(June 23 2013 or Dece 23 2013)Now I know she's up there sipping lattes with nana and Grandpa Floyd.No more pain!I will be seeing all of you either the end of this year or next. I have a vehicle that i can drive right on up there.I love all of you so much and I pray for the strength that we all get through this day with a sense of inner peace knowing Grandma is in no more pain.God Bless

lynn nachtrieb

April 19, 2013

My Dear friends,
Meeting you both and getting to know you both has been a true blessing. You've touched my heart in so many ways and brought me joy and purpose in my life. Although I was sent to you from Hospice ,, I never felt like it was a job to sit with Alice keep in touch please Ill be there if you need me any time Sincerely with my deepest endearing sympathy

Sue & Arnie Arnold

April 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Doris Holmes

April 18, 2013

Freddie,Doug,Joyce & Kevin, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all this time . The video is beautiful !! Doris,Crystal,Nick & Johnny Riverview FL.

Annette Russell

April 18, 2013

I am sending Love and Prayers for all of you. Death can take a body, but it cannot take a life. Alice will live forever in our memories and hearts.