Alice Marie Carr

Alice Marie Carr, age 92 of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Alice Marie Knutson was born May 6, 1919, on a ranch in the Grindstone area, northwest of Philip, the daughter of Anton L. and Olga M. (Tungland) Knutson. She grew up in the Grindstone community where she received her elementary education at the Alfalfa Valley Rural School prior to graduating from Pierre High School.

As a young lady she worked in Philip in the abstract office and in an attorney's office for a couple years.

Alice was united in marriage to Millard Carr at Huron in 1940. They made their home in Pierre where they both worked as hotel clerks until 1942, when they returned to Philip. After their children were in school, Alice worked part-time in the drug store until 1958 when she began working as a postal service clerk, a position she held at the Philip Post Office for 28 years, prior to retiring in 1986. She has since continued to make her home in Philip.

Alice was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Philip, and the W.E.L.C.A. of the church. She served nine years on the church council of which one year was president. She was a member of the United Postal Workers Union.

Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Marshall Carr and his wife, Tacy, of Florence, Ariz.; two daughters, Judith Gittings and her husband, Leo, of Nemo and Patricia Carr of Belle Fourche; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Schultz of Brookings and Lillian Perry of Bellevue, Wash.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Carr; two brothers, Luther and Ted Knutson; and one sister, Helen Culbreath.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com