Alice Maier Doss, age 85, formerly of Ripon, died on November 7, 2013 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Born and raised in Lansing, Mich., Alice was the oldest of six children. After graduating from Michigan State University, she taught elementary school in Long Beach, Calif. Moving to Germany, she taught at the U.S. Army Garrison in Baumholder, where she met Seale R. Doss. They married in 1955, and moved to Ripon in 1964. Alice was active in the League of Women Voters, the South Woods Park Association, and St. Peter’s Church in Ripon.

She is survived by her husband, Seale R. Doss of Las Cruces, N.M., her children, Erika (Geoffrey Thrumston) of South Bend, Ind., Jonathan (Mindy) of Aurora, Ill., and Vonelly of Albuquerque, N.M., and by her grandchildren, Devon, Zoe, Haley, and Jackson. She was preceded in death by parents, Martha Komm Maier Behrens and Ralph Maier, and her five brothers, Robert, Fred, Ralph Jr., James, and Richard Maier.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31 at 10 am at St. Peter’s Church, 217 Houston Street, in Ripon. Donations may be made in memory of Alice Doss to the South Woods Park Association, P.O. Box 441, Ripon, WI 54971.

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