Alyce F. Bennett


November 6, 1941 - December 19, 2021 

Alyce F. Bennett died of pneumonia on December 19, 2021 at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D.

Alyce was born on November 6, 1941 at St. Aloysius Hospital in Spokane, Washington to George and Lucy Wilson. In 1948 Alyce’s parents moved to the 7-11 Ranch near Buffalo Gap, where her parents worked for F. O. Butler. Her dad worked in the dairy at the ranch, and her mother was the cook. In 1955 the family moved to Oral, S.D. where her parents bought a farm unit on the Angostura Reservoir.  Alyce also helped her mother run Lucy’s Dew Drop In.

Alyce married Jimmy D. Alfson. They raised a foster son, Larry R. Welton, who now lives in Denver, Colorado.  Following the death of her husband, she married Elvin Bennett, who also predeceased Alyce.

Alyce worked at the Sisters Hospital. She worked 9 years at Paul’s Drugstore in Hot Springs. Alyce finished working at the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs as a cook where she ended her employment with a WG 6 as her wage grade. 

Following retirement, Alyce had a home in Yuma, Arizona where she would  spend her winters. After selling her home in Hot Springs, she bought a “tin can”, as she referred to her trailer, where she would spend her Summers.

Alyce had three brothers, Dennis Wilson, Bobby Wilson and Kenneth Wilson. She also had two sisters, Barbara Hinek and Mary Beth Wilson Ghost.

Besides her living siblings, Alyce is survived by her foster son, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at a later date.

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