Alice was born on April 12, 1923, in Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Matthew Jones and Eleanor (Urban) Jones. She was a 1941 graduate of Wild Rose High School. On September 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to Rexford Bechard in Wild Rose. They had three children. David Wayne Bechard, age 64, Dale Alan Bechard, age 61, and Dawn Marie (Burgess), Bechard, age 58.
Alice and Rex owned and operated Rex’s supermarket for almost four decades. The store specialty included a meat market and butcher shop. In her younger years, she worked at Wild Rose Hospital. In 1982 Alice received her nursing assistant certificate from Fox Valley Technical Institute and worked at Wild Rose Manor. Alice also got her Relator’s license and was employed at the Egan Agency in Wautoma. Alice loved working out in her flower garden, and was a talented artist, making beautiful pressed floral displays, pencil drawings and paintings. She won many awards for her artwork. Alice loved to cook, travel, and work on her arts and crafts, pressing flowers and spending time with her large family. She was a beloved mother, wife, and grandmother. She was a true friend to all who knew her and will be much missed by both family and friends.
Alice is survived by her children; David Bechard, Wild Rose; Dale (Kelly) Bechard, Appleton; and Dawn (Brian) Burgess, Waupaca. Grandchildren: Alyson (Kip Stearns) Bechard, Elizabeth Bechard, Jon Paul Bechard, Bleau (Sarah) Schneider, Crystal (Karl) Ascher, Andrea (Mark) La More, Justin (Andrea) Bechard, Rosanna (Mike) Lanting and Holly (Shane) Patza, 21 great grandchildren, Patsy Bechard, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, also survive her.
Funeral services for Alice will be held on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Wild Rose Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alyson Janke officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church, burial of cremains will be at a later date in the Caersalem Cemetery. The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Alice Bechard.