Alice Gudgel, 66, Scottsbluff

Alice Gudgel, 66, of Scottsbluff, peacefully escaped her earthly containment on the morning of June 18, 2013 and joyfully soared into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at Chuck Wagon Church, 522 East Overland, Scottsbluff. Officiating in the celebration will be Pastor Al Wilson and friends Forrest Lewis and Donnie J. Williams. Interment will follow at Bayard Cemetery in Bayard. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Memorials May be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Alice was born March 1, 1947 in Ainsworth to Bill and Dorothy (Hamilton) Robinson. She attended elementary schools in Johnstown, Ainsworth and Bayard and graduated from Bayard High School. Alice married Jack Gudgel on December 1, 1968 at the Baptist Church in Bridgeport. They lived for a short time in Norfolk, and then moved to Georgia. During Jack's military career, they lived in several states and in Germany. After his retirement, they first made their home in Bayard, and then settled in Scottsbluff in 2002.

Alice worked at Heritage of Bridgeport for several years. After that she was a longtime employee of Reach for the Stars Day Care until health issues forced her retirement.

Alice's great loves were her family and Chuck Wagon Church, where she was an active member. She enjoyed being around people as much as possible. Her notable quality of a soft-spoken voice, which required people to listen closely, was second only to her sweet demeanor everywhere she went. All who knew her loved her, and she loved them in return.

Alice is survived by her husband Jack of Scottsbluff, sons Sean Gudgel of Scottsbluff, Michael (Tina) Gudgel of San Diego, Calif and Jeffery (Trina) Gudgel of San Benito, Texas, daughter Melanie (Victor) Blanco of Scottsbluff, grandchildren Lexi, Ethan, Bella and Christofer of San Diego and Jordan and Anthony of Scottsbluff. Also surviving Alice are three sisters, Coni (Terry) Streeter of Scottsbluff, Bonnie (Glen) Vavra of Missouri, and Leatha (Mike) Seaton of Holdrege and brother Roger (Nancy) Robinson of Kansas, two aunts, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and special family friend Devonna Bowers.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one nephew and son Mark Gudgel.

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