Homer resident Alice Mae Liepold died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 76.
Mrs. Liepold was born March 15, 1924, in Long Beach, Wash.
Mrs. Liepold raised her sons in Spokane, Wash., where she owned Ted's Trailer Court. During that time, her family said she loved to go to Montana to camp and fish. She later lived in Seaside, Ore.
"During her time in Oregon, she enjoyed fishing for salmon behind her house on the Necanicum River, crabbing, picking berries and living her life for the Lord," her family said. "Her only complaint about living so close to the river was trying to stay dry during floods."
The family went on to say, "She had a passion and talent for oil painting, especially ocean scenes, and her devotion and love for the Lord led many people to know Christ."
Mrs. Liepold drove the Alaska Highway to Alaska with her son Rick in 1986 and lived in Kenai and Soldotna before settling in Homer at the Friendship Terrace Assisted Living Home, overlooking the Homer Spit.
She was preceded in death by her brother Ernest Stillings.
Mrs. Liepold is survived by brothers Tommy Waggoner, Phillip Waggoner, George Waggoner and James Carter; sisters Lucy Waggoner and Cora Busbin; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Stacy Thies of Gearhart, Ore.; sons David Thies of White Salmon, Wash., Richard Thies of Goldendale, Wash., and Doug Espe of Clam Gulch; grandchildren Shannon Thies, Shawn Thies, Rachel Fleischer, Tonya Houston, Nancy Espe, and Tony Espe; great-grandchild, Alek Fleischer; and five other children she helped raised as her own, Tangela Purdom, Steve Badell, Penny Weichel, Renna "Elmann" Tiffany, and Anne Lozar.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Homer Senior Citizen Center, 3935 Svedlund St., Homer, AK 99603.
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