Alice R. Waschow

March 6, 1915 - Oct. 10, 2008

On Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, Alice Rachel Waschow quietly completed the gentle journey of her life at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Alice was born March 6, 1915, in Park Falls, to John and Elma Empey. The family moved to Waukesha when she was 6. In 1980, she retired after serving for 28 years as bookkeeper for the YMCA.

Her retirement included a number of years in a bowling league, swimming at the YWCA, participating in the Over-Sixty Club at the Methodist Church and the Golden Agers. In addition, she volunteered at the La Casa de Esperanza Meal Center, the Southwestern Wisconsin Agency on Aging, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; a brother, Ernest Empey; and five sisters, Hazel Hoadley, Ethel Erdman, Violet Barcome, Lillian Kraut and Kathleen Kern.

She is survived by a son, Henry; granddaughters, Diane Townsend and Elizabeth Schrock; and great-granddaughters, Averi and Rachael Schrock, all in California. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many friends, including those close to her at the First Congregational Church.

The family is very grateful for the compassionate and loving care from the staffs at Oak Hill Terrace and Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha.

In consideration of the support that Alice received from her church family, memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church are suggested. Alternative charities that were her favorites are La Casa de Esperanza and the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.