Obituary of Alice Mae Bechtel
Alice Mae Bechtel, 74, of Grass Valley, died April 3, 2019, at home, following a
Alice was born October 25, 1944, in Atchison, Kansas, to Edwin H. and Esther M. Teichman.
She graduated from Borah High School in Boise, ID. She married Carroll E. Bechtel on February 23, 1963. They were married for 56 years.
Alice and Carroll welcomed a son, Paul E., in 1964. Shortly after Paul’s birth, the family moved to San Jose, CA. Their daughter, Donna A, was born in 1967. Alice graduated from the Nursing Assistant Program in August 1969. She worked for many years at San Jose Hospital and Health Center in the newborn and orthopedics departments.
Alice and Carroll retired to Grass Valley, CA in 2003. Alice was a prolific needlecrafter. She was passionate about animals. Alice was generous and did many kind deeds for family and friends.
Alice is survived by her husband, Carroll; son, Paul (Galen) Bechtel, Boise, ID; daughter, Donna, Grass Valley; three grandchildren, Rafael, Abram, and Kiersten; sister, Maxine (Paul Daquilante), Salem, OR and stepmother Jean Worthington Byers, Boise, ID. She is preceded in death by biological parents Edwin H. and Esther M. Teichman and adoptive parents, Paul E. and Dorothy R. Byers.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Twin Cities Church. Private family inurnment will take place later at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.
Thanks to Hospice of the Foothills for comfort and care during Alice’s end of life.
Donations may be sent in Alice’s name to Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital, 11509 LaBarr Meadows Road, Grass Valley, CA, 95949, (530) 272-6651, to assist in the care and treatment of pets whose owners struggle to pay.
Assisting the family is Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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