Alice Faye Walker, 74, of Billings Montana passed away on September 17, 2019 after fighting a 7 year health battle following suffering several strokes.
Alice was born in Lewistown Montana on February 2nd, 1945. Early in Alice’s life her family moved to Bozeman where she graduated from BHS in 1963 and met her first husband. Alice moved to Breckenridge Colorado where she worked as a preschool teachers aid and also owned the Gold Pan Bar and Restaurant. Alice had three children during her time in Breckenridge; Brian, Julie, and Kelly.
In 1986 Alice moved to Billings Montana with her family where she worked for the Cenex Corporation for many years. Alice also was a lifetime member and cook at the VFW Post 6774. This is where she met Ronald Eugene Walker, her second husband and the love of her life. They married December 28, 1993 and were partners in crime until his death August 8, 2005. Alice retired as a cook from the VFW when she fell ill. Even though she never returned there she always talked about her friends and time at the VFW.
Alice enjoyed being with her VFW friends, cooking, camping, fishing, hunting, reading, crossword puzzles, and watching her favorite TV shows that included Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, Alaska Last Frontier, Ice Road Truckers, and Live PD. The last 7 years of her life she was very limited to what she could do and spent it with her daughter Kelly, her son in law Shane, and her grandchildren making them laugh and sneaking food to her favorite puppies Piper and Remie. Towards the end of her life she had Alzheimer’s but she never forgot who her family was.
Alice is survived by daughter Kelly Sheridan, son in law Shane Sheridan, grandchildren Brianne Myers, Melesa Kling, Morgan Higgins, Livi Sheridan, and Bella Sheridan, great grandchild Haidyn Kling, sister Ruth Lyda, brother John Kastner, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Alice is preceded in death by her second husband Ronald Walker, parents John and Wilma Kastner, son Brian Kopitzke, daughter Julie (Lennie) Meitzel, sister Inda (Pete) Cole, brother Donald Heiman, and niece Cathi Jo Lyda.
Mom and grandma, we are going to miss you each and every day that passes by. We love you so much. You are finally at peace with no more suffering. Now you can fly high with Ron, Julie, and Brian.
The Sheridan family would like to thank St. John’s United Home Health and Hospice for the terrific care Alice received during the last two months of her life. You helped us through a hard time with such care and compassion.
At the request of Alice there will be no funeral services and cremation will take place.
A memorial service for Alice will be held at the VFW Post 6774 in the Heights on October 17, 2019 at 2 pm, where a luncheon will be provided.