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October 18, 2012 8:14 am

Alice Irene Buhler

 (Feb. 13, 1933 - Sept. 23, 2012)

Alice Irene Buhler died Sept. 23, 2012 at the age of 79. 

Alice was born to Anna Mary Hutton and Wayne D. Baker on Feb. 13, 1933 in Cameron, Mo. Shortly after, her parents and two older siblings moved to Powell, where her father began farming. She was one of 11 children and graduated from Powell High School in 1951 where she was salutatorian.

During high school she met the love of her life and on Dec. 19, 1954, she married Norman Eugene Buhler in Powell, where they began farming. Alice and Norman have five children: Edward, Diana, Rachel, Esther and Matt. They also cared for numerous foster children always willing to look after another child that was in need.

After farming, she worked for the Powell Senior Center and also as an aide to elderly with home care.  She was known for always helping others.  In 1995, she and Norman moved to Riverton, where he died in 1997. 

In June 2011, Alice moved to Casper to live with her younger son and family, making many lasting memories. She kept herself busy with her family, gardening and crocheting. She crocheted baby caps and donated them to hospitals all over Wyoming. It is estimated that she crocheted 3,200 baby caps for Wyoming babies. 

Alice also was a devoted Christian and helped out with various projects at church and was extremely well known for her delicious deviled eggs.  She was ready to see Jesus, but those that she left behind were saddened to see her go.  She will truly be missed as she was a special woman.

She is survived by her children: son Edward Buhler of Davenport, Fla.; daughter Diana (Larry) Conway of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughter Rachel (Jim) McNiece of Abilene, Texas; daughter Esther (Bill) Fultz of Riverton; and son Matt (Eberle) Buhler of Casper; brother, Kenneth (Elouise) Baker of Powell; sister Ima Jean (Gerald) Johnson of Illinois; brother Lowell (Donabeth) Baker of Cody; brother Coy (Arlene) Baker of Billings; sister Mary Lou McCown of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister Wilma (Jarold) Benson of Indiana; brother Max (Nancy) of Powell; brother Harvey Baker of Powell; sister Marjorie (Mike) Parker of Powell; and sister Dorthy Kister of Powell; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and foster children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Buhler, parents Anna Mary and Wayne Baker and two grandsons.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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