Alice May Hues

February 23, 1925November 3, 2020

In today's vernacular, Alice May Hues would be called a "Rock Star"! In Biblical language, she was the perfect Proverbs 31 woman!

In Portland, OR, on the 23rd of February, 1925, proud parents, Joseph & Sybil Day & their two daughters, Irene & Ruth, welcomed Alice May into their little family. However, the loving family was struck with tragedy just four years later, when Joseph passed away suddenly. Sybil was now a single mother needing to support three daughters, so all were expected to pitch in- even little Alice. Difficult days followed, and even after Sybil remarried, conditions were trying, even requiring the girls to live elsewhere at times, as the family moved to Holcomb and then to Newport, OR.

As a teenager, living with her sister in Hollywood, CA, Alice attended Hollywood High School for a year. She came back to OR, though, graduating early from Newport High School, where she excelled in her studies, acted in many school plays, and was awarded a college scholarship.

However, instead of going on to university or pursuing her other dreams of nursing or being an airline attendant, she chose to marry the handsome friend of the family, Clarence Hues, on February 19th, 1942, just days before her 17th birthday. ("She brought him good all the days of her life!") And thus began Alice's journey as a "most excellent" wife and mother!

Throughout her life, she "worked with eager hands", "rose while it was still night to provide for family", "worked vigorously", and "her arms were strong for her tasks".

After marriage, Alice and Clarence moved to Peoria, IL, for a short time because of work, but Portland became their permanent home. Their desire for the Lord was exhibited as they faithfully attended Faith Lutheran Church, where Clarence's family were founding members. There, Alice lovingly served in numerous capacities, including singing in choir, teaching Sunday school, being on the evangelism committee, leading prayer groups & Bible studies, participating in Women's groups, etc. Actually, all of these labors of love were such a part of her that she continued all of them when she & Clarence moved to CA, and when she attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Angel, after his passing.

In the community, Alice's light shone brightly, as well! ("She spoke with wisdom & faithful instruction was on her tongue.") Volunteering for all manner of community service aid programs, serving on the county elections board, being a "March of Dimes" chairman, and serving multiple posts in the local PTA, were but a few of her endeavors.

On the home front, Alice was awesome! There was nothing that woman couldn't do! As Clarence would contract and build homes for the family and for extra income, Alice would be by his side painting, laying brick and hardwood floors, doing roofing tiles, etc. ("She watched over the affairs of her household & did not eat the bread of idleness.") For her three children, she skillfully made clothing & costumes, cooked wonderful meals, attended their activities, & was always a favorite "room mother" for their classes. For friends, family & those in need, she crocheted blankets, baked prolifically, crafted & painted.

For all these things and more, "Her children rise up & call her blessed; her husband also praised her!" "Many women do noble things, but you, Alice, surpass them all." "Honor her for all that her hands have done." Now, as one who has received Christ as her Savior & has lived a life of loving Him & others, Alice is rejoicing with Jesus! The Apostle Paul said, "My desire is to depart & be with Christ, for that is far better." Even through tears, therefore, we rejoice in the reality that our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & friend has now entered into that which "is far better".

Alice is survived by her three children: Clarene (husband, Tim), Ron (wife, Donna), and Jim, eight grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.


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Donna Carter

November 14, 2020

Our Auntie Irene is beloved in our family. Eldest sister Irene and she lite up every time they met even into their 90's. They still giggled together whenever we could manage visits. Thank you cousins for making an effort to connect over their later years. A fabulous gift for all to behold. I am happy you are now with Uncle Clarnece and at peace.
With Love,
Niece, Donna Geddes Carter

Clarene Bottler

November 12, 2020

We love you, Mom! Though you're dancing in glory with Jesus & Daddy, you'll also always be warming our hearts! We'll see you again! Kisses!
Clarene & Tim


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