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Alice Lee Hood


Alice Lee Hood, 86, of Elmer City, Washington, left us Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015. Alice was born February 25, 1929, into the Fairfax, Oklahoma, home of Ollie and Edna Stumbaugh, and graduated Valedictorian of the 1947 graduating class of Fairfax High School. Alice married her sweetheart LeRoy Hood in Fairfax on June 28, 1947, and the newlyweds soon moved to Opportunity, Washington, in the Spokane Valley. The year 1963 found them once again moving, this time to Elmer City, Washington, where they settled and together in 1973 opened and operated Coulee Concrete, for which Alice scrupulously maintained the accounts.

She was a member of the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club and, when able, attended Coulee Dam Community Church. Alice loved to cook and try out new and often unusual recipes found on the Cooking Channel, as well as watching "her birds" through the windows. Among her other pursuits, Alice enjoyed seeing new places, doing puzzles and reading, particularly history books; but her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years: LeRoy Hood; son, Roy Hood and both of her parents. Alice's legacy lives on through her children: Steve Hood (Sandy) of Elmer City, and Lori Miller (Terry) of Burien, Washington; daughter-in-law, Kim Hood of Longmont, Colorado; grandchildren: Brian Hood, Keith Hood, Brittany Cozza (Patrick), Corrine Miller and Clinton Miller; great-grandchildren: Serenity Hood, Hunter Newsom and Cale Cozza; brother Everett Stumbaugh of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Her family wishes to extend special thanks to Alice's wonderful caregivers: Karen Payne and Lorna Holford.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, September 19, 2015, in the Chapel at Strate Funeral Home, Grand Coulee, Washington. Alice's funeral service will follow her viewing at 1 p.m. She will then be laid to rest next to LeRoy Hood in Spring Canyon Cemetery of Grand Coulee.

Alice's family requests that any gifts be given in her memory to the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club, P.O. Box 777, Grand Coulee, WA, 99133; the Coulee Medical Center, 411 Fortuyn Blvd, Grand Coulee, WA 99133; or online at

Please sign Alice's online register book at Strate Funeral Home, of Grand Coulee, is honored to be serving Alice's family.

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