The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

April 5, 2013

Alice Delores Biliske

EDMOND —     Alice Delores Biliske, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 3 at her daughter’s home in Edmond, Okla. She was born July 19, 1925 in Wayne, Mich. to Otto Dorow and his wife Clara (Eichsteadt) Dorow.  She was the oldest of their six children:  her sisters and brother are listed in their birth order as follows:  Lila, Lionel, Delphine Ivan and Elna.

    Alice was baptized and a confirmed member of the Lutheran church for her entire life.  She graduated from Romulus High School in 1943 during WWII.  She completed her nurse’s training through the Army Cadet Corp at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. in 1946, the year after the end of the war.

    Alice met John Martin when she was 21, working in the TB ward at Henry Ford Hospital.  They were married May 9, 1948 in Fenton, Mich. and were blessed with four children.  After his death in 1958 Alice and children moved to Nome, Alaska to work in the Lutheran mission hospital.

    Her career as a nurse provided her the opportunity to travel from Alaska to Tacoma Wash., Albuquerque, N.M., and Bakersfield, Calif., before settling in Oklahoma.  From 1966 until her retirement in 1984, she worked at various community hospitals in central Oklahoma.          Alice loved viewing wild birds and watching flowers grow from her kitchen window.  She was especially fond of her colorful and fragrant roses.

    Those who cherish her memory include children: Linda Shoemake of Oklahoma City, Okla., Marie Martin of Albuquerque, N.M., David (Diana) Martin and Sandra (Clay) Schrimsher all of Edmond, and Chuck Biliske of Canton, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Donnie, Alicia, Joel, John, James, Natalie, Chris, Kyle, Justin and Kevin; 16 great grandchildren, Garrett, Rowdy, Mason, Noah, Randi, Isaac, Isabella, Jackson, Santiago, Abigail, Austin, Dillon, Addison, Katie, Emma and Addison; sisters, Lila Thompsen, Delphine Dusenberry, Elna Smartain; plus many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John and brothers, Lionel and Ivan.

    The family expresses special thanks to the nursing aides from Florence Night and Day and Good Samaritan Hospice staff.  

    Memorial services for Alice will be 10 a.m. April 6, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Curtis Hayes upload.jpg Curtis Joseph Hayes

        Curtis Joseph Hayes, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Ponca City, Okla., to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Parkins upload.jpg Rick Parkins

        Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Opal B. Baldwin

    Opal B. Baldwin, 89, of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014

  • Sue Grewell upload.jpg Sue Elizabeth Grewell

        Sue Elizabeth Grewell passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Ava Mae and Guy Clinton Sartor.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard Wilson upload.jpg Howard L. Wilson

        Howard L. “Press” Wilson, 90, passed away July 12, 2014.  He was born August 3, 1923 in Sterling Kan., and was one of four boys.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo