Alice Mae Salmon Hoffman

KSCB News - March 9, 2011 12:00 am

Alice Mae Salmon Hoffman, 88, of Fowler, Kansas, passed away on March 8, 2011. Alice was born at Fowler, Kansas, on June 1, 1922. She was the sixth of seven children born to Henry L. and Lucy Conrad Salmon.

Alice graduated from Fowler High School in 1940. Alice attended Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State University taking a summer teacher training program. She then taught as a one-room country school house teacher at Plains. She was honored in 1990 as a Meade County one-room school house teacher.

During high school she met Bernard Hoffman. During World War II , while Bernard was serving in the Navy, Alice left home and went to work at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas . After the war was over, Alice and Bernard were united in marriage at Wichita, Kansas , on September 15, 1945, and they made their home in Fowler. He passed away July 15, 1976.

Alice worked at the Fowler Nursing Home as a certified nurse aid and medication aid. She retired in 1996 after several years of service. During her retirement years she enjoyed traveling with her family to Kentucky to visit places of interest and working on the Salmon genealogy.

Alive was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Choir, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Fowler. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, reading, and singing. She also enjoyed “Coffee Time” at the local café and visiting with friends. She moved to the Fowler Nursing Home in 2002.

Survivors include her children: Lois Jean and husband, Brooke Kendall, of Osage City, Kansas ; Marlene and husband, Tom Stanton, of North Branch, Minnesota ; and son, Phillip Hoffman, of Fowler, Kansas. Five grandchildren, Amy and husband, Daylin Meyer of Fowler, Kansas; Aaron and wife, Louise Batt, of Canyon City, Colorado; Amanda and husband, Rob Fisher , of Topeka, Kansas ; Jennifer Lamond of Tulsa, Oklahoma ; and Jamei Lamond of Wichita, Kansas. Five great-grandchildren, Dustin, Jordanne, & Kameron Meyer; and Nate and Alyson Fisher.

Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Fowler. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the church with Father “Louis” Trung Dinh Hoang presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.

Memorials may be sent to the Fowler Residential Care Center or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.