Alice L. Hess



Alice Linnie Hess, 93, of Grants Pass, Ore., passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at her home. She was born March 23, 1916, in Forest City, Mo., to George A. and Dollie (Waggoner) Stroud. On Nov. 24, 1934, in St. Joseph, Mo., she married Charles Leonard Hess who preceded her in death in 2007. They came to Medford in 1984, then on to Grants Pass in 2005.



She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her family. Alice enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Rogue Valley Bible Chapel and the Gideons of Medford.



She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Hess, of Redding, Calif. and Steven Hess, of Grants Pass, Ore.; three daughters, Jean Anderson, of Lincoln, Calif., Sharon Jenkins, of Parkdale, Ore. and Cheryl VanDyke, of Talent, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandaughter, Melanie Hess; two sisters, Marie Fitts and Ruby Stout; three brothers, Russel, Lawrence and Leo Stroud.



Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 2201 N. Phoenix Rd, Medford. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Alice was a gentle soul and loved by all who knew her.



Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary in care of arrangements. www.hillcrestmortuary.com