Alice B. Stoudt


(May 19, 2003)

Former Powell resident Alice B. Stoudt, 98, died Monday, May 19 in Hamilton, Mont.

She was born in Glendive, Mont., Aug. 28, 1904, the sixth of 12 children born to Peter and Maria Reno Rorvik.

She grew up in Circle, Mont., and attended elementary school there. She graduated from Glendive High School in 1922. She attended Montana State College in Bozeman for one year and finished her college education at Montana State Normal College in Dillon, receiving a teaching certificate in 1926.

Following college, she worked for the McCone County Attorney and then moved to Terry, Mont., and worked for the Prairie County Attorney. In Terry, she met and married Harold L. Stoudt in 1928.

In 1944, they purchased the Case implement dealership in Powell. Later they owned and operated the Powell Auto Electric until retiring in 1971. They moved to Arizona for several years and then returned to Powell. She remained in Powell until 1989 when she moved to Casper to be near her daughter and son-in-law. She moved to Hamilton in 1996.

She was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell; Alcyone Chapter 27, Order of Eastern Star; Daughters of the Nile and was a past guardian of Jobs Daughter Bethel No. 23 in Powell. She was a member of the Powell Country Club and active in Tee & Tan golf.

She loved to read, play golf and bridge, travel, knit and crochet and be with friends and family. She and her husband traveled extensively in the lower 48 states, Canada and Mexico and took a European tour in 1972.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Homer and Inez Stoudt of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Tom Stecher of Stevensville, Mont.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by a brother, John Rorvik Davies of Kalispell, Mont.; and a sister, Clara Beardsley of Big Fork, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; five brothers and three sisters.

Cremation has taken place. No service is scheduled at this time.