Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday’s Obituary - Mary Alice Schneider

Mrs. E.A. (Alice) Chambers is my great grandmother, Mary Alice Schneider.  She married my great grandfather, Louis Phelisa Lanctot in 1913 and had four children.  Louis died in 1922, shortly after my grandfather was born.  Alice remarried in 1950 to Ernest A. Chambers.  She died on September 29, 1969.

This is a copy of a card that was made from her obituary.  It says (verbatim):

A Tribute
published in the pages of
The Aberdeen American-News
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Sep 29, 1969

Memorial Obituary

Entered Into Eternal Rest
Monday, Sept. 29, 1969

Service To Be Thursday

Mrs. E.A. (Alice) Chambers, 77, of 20 7th Ave S.W., died Monday morning, September 29, 1969 at St. Luke's Hospital. Services are to be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gates Funeral home by the Rev. Andrew Foley of Sacred Heart Church of Aberdeen. Rosary will also be said Wednesday evening at the Schenck Funeral Home in Yankton.

Mrs. Chambers was born May 28, 1892 in Bon Homme County. She was married to Louis P. Lanctot at Yankton in 1913. They lived in Yankton and in Wyoming. Mr. Lanctot preceded her in death in 1922. In 1950, she was married to E.A. Chambers at Yankton. They had lived in Aberdeen since that time.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, James Lanctot, Sunnyside, Wash., and Edward Lanctot, Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Marie) Rardin, and Mrs. Sanuel (Josephine) Swift, both of Portland, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one step-son; three step-daughters; two brothers, Charles Schneider, Casper, Wyo., and Robert Schenider, Minneapolis and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Tester, Sioux City, Iowa.


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