Alice J. (Hermans) DeBoer. 79, passed away at Cashmere, Washington, on January 4, 2021, after a lengthy illness.
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She was born September 26, 1941, in Longview, Washington, to Thor A. and Eva E. Hermans. Of their four children, Alice was the youngest. Her family lived in the Longview area until 1949, until they moved to Soap Lake, Washington. Alice attended school there and graduated from Soap Lake High School.
She was employed in Ephrata for several years and then moved to Elgin, Illinois. She had a family of three girls. Another move took them to Spokane, Washington for several years, where she worked at the Veterans Hospital. She enjoyed her job there and was considered a valuable employee.
Back in Ephrata she worked at the Grant County Health Department for many years having attained supervisory status and was well liked. About this time she became interested in collecting antiques and selling them. She had an antique shop for a while and made many friends who were in the same business.
Alice is survived by a sister, Faye Crawford of Ephrata, 2 brothers Dave Hermans of Stanwood and Joe Hermans, wife Pat, of Soap Lake. She had 3 daughters: Terese Drummond (Smith Siromasku) of Portland, Christine DeBoer (Stephen Enriquez) of Seattle and Julie DeBoer of Duvall. She had 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one niece.
At her request, there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of Heritage Memorial Chapel in Cashmere.