Alice McCarthy

Spearfish

    Alice McCarthy, 94, of Spearfish, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at her home.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel at Spearfish. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Alice E. Stewart was born the fourth of eight children on March 8, 1918 to Rush Clark Stewart and Emma (Winsel) Stewart.
She spent her early years in the Fedora-Artesian area, where she graduated high school.
In 1937, she married Jess McCarthy and they made their home in the Fedora-Artesian area. To this union four daughters were born.
In 1949, they moved to Huron where they lived for 13 years. In 1962, they moved to Spearfish, where they lived their remaining years.
Jess worked at Black Hills State University and Alice worked as a cook, her last job was at West Elementary.
She lived for her family and her grandchildren were her treasures. She enjoyed teaching them crafty things and cooking special food for them, especially her caramel rolls and homemade doughnuts.
She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Rollie) Mayberry of Vancouver, Wash., Deanna (Frank) Walton of Belle Fourche and Mary (Mike) Morgan of Spearfish;  18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and her brother, Bob (Shirley) Stewart of Custer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jess; daughter, Jeanne Gould; grandson, Rusty Mayberry; great-granddaughter, Sarah Murphy; brothers, Clyde, Madison, and Paul; sisters, Evelyn, Florence and Mabel; and many more special friends.
A memorial to Hospice of the Northern Hills has been established.
Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.

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