Alice Faye Wardlow
Alice Faye Wardlow, 86, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2024. Alice was born on April 24, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Edward Curtis and Faye Livengood Curtis. She moved to Colorado with her mother and sister when she was seven. Alice graduated from Loveland High School in 1955.
While attending Mercy Hospital Nursing Program, she met her husband, Bruce Monroe Wardlow. They were married in 1956 at the Saguache Methodist Church and began the life of a military family. Alice enjoyed being stationed throughout the states, most memorably in Lake Charles, La., where their children were born, and the time they spent in Bangkok, Thailand in 1967.
Alice and her children returned to Saguache, Colo., in 1968. With the unwavering support of her lifelong friends, Ellen and Buck Moores and her extended family, including Eleanor and Larry Ward and Lois and Gene Livengood, Alice devoted her life to raising her children, her proudest accomplishment. Alice shared her strong faith with them as an active member of the Saguache Methodist Church. She taught them a love of community by participating in the Saguache Study Club, Saguache Senior Citizens and volunteering wherever needed.
Alice’s unwavering spirit and hard work led her to a variety of jobs: cashier, nursing aide, waitress, and hardware clerk. Alice found her calling and dedicated much of her life to serving the people of Saguache as the Town Clerk then Town Manager. She truly enjoyed visiting with local residents, representing the Town of Saguache at board meetings, serving on several state and local commissions, and assisting in meeting the needs of her community.
Alice was an avid gardener, loving to grow vividly colored flowers from many parts of the world she visited, especially those that invited hummingbirds. She delighted in a good book, particularly historical fiction or nonfiction that took her to a far-off land she might visit. Her love for travel took her to many states including Hawaii as well as Vietnam, Hong Kong, England, and Korea.
Alice will forever remain in the hearts of her surviving family: her daughter, Noreen Gross, her son, Bruce Wardlow and his wife, Anita, her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her presence will be missed by her brothers, Jim and John Bennett, and a host of cherished friends. Alice was preceded in death by her loving parents, Faye and Willis Bennett, and her sister, Eleanor Ward.
Those who wish to remember Alice are invited to join her family Jan. 27, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Saguache Methodist Church, Saguache, Colo.
Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and words of comfort for Alice’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com.