Alice May (Schmidt) Spencer, 73, peacefully passed away in her home Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. She was carried to the arms of Jesus as her husband, daughters and granddaughters sang “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”

Alice was born to Bill and Elsie Schmidt on May 25, 1949 in North Platte. She then married the love of her life Ray John Spencer June 28, 1969. Alice and Ray lived their married lives of 53 years in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Alice spent many years working as a cosmologist at Marilynn’s Hair A Rama and then the Pawnee Beauty Salon, where she eventually was pushed into retirement due to her back and leg issues.

Alice had many hobbies which included crafting, crocheting, and painting ceramics. Alice was known for making delicious meals with love for her large family. She always made the best homemade Christmas Candy to share with her loved ones.

Alice’s heart was always full when her grandchildren would come and visit…especially her babies…she just loved her babies. She and Ray had a huge part in raising some of their grandchildren.

Alice was always a loving compassionate caregiver to her family and friends. She was a rock and the glue that held the family together. Alice was by the side of her loved ones as they passed away.

Alice also insisted on being at the birth of all of her grand babies. She was an awesome coach. Alice loved music especially Gospel such as the Statler Brothers, Oakridge Boys, Kenny Roger’s, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and many other classic country music. Alice was able to listen to her gospel music and her family singing and praying for her as she was going to be with Jesus.

Alice was always willing to give a helping hand to others putting her needs last. She was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, and grandmother.

Those left to celebrate her memory are her husband of 53 years, Ray; daughters, Teresa (Stacey) Foster of Sutherland, Lisa (Steven) Glaubitz and Renee Jeffres, both of North Platte and Brenda (Michael) Davis of White Lake, S.D.; grandchildren, Rae Lynn Foster, Nathaniel (Hannah) Foster, Malinda (Noah) Harvey, Jonathan (Madison) Foster, Samuel Foster, Rebecca Foster, Amanda (Leo) Harwager, Michael (Adrena) Davis, Daniel (Sonia) Davis, Josie Davis, Joshua Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Andrew (Tyann) Urbina, Nathan Urbina, and Selena (Cody) Miller; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, Dawn, Christina, Danielle, and Heather; nephew, Todd; sisters in law, Judy Reinhardt, Cheryl and Karen Spencer; and other close family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Darrell (Kathy) Schmidt; sister, Mary (Ed) Britton; nephew, Dan Spencer; great-granddaughter, Katara Urbina Spencer; parents-in-law, Buck and Alberta Spencer; son-in-law, Lonn Jeffres; brothers-in-law, Bill (Linda) Spencer, Jim Spencer and Ed Reinhardt; and many other beloved family members.

There will be a gathering for the Celebration of Our Beautiful Mothers life in February. Carpenter Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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