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Alice Sandaker, 92

| March 16, 2023 1:00 AM

Alice Katherine (Fox) Sandaker, 92, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Feb. 12, 2023.

Alice was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Lewistown, Mont., to George E. and Odessa (Atwood) Fox. She was joined by brother George A. in 1933. She grew up in Winnett, Mont., and graduated high school in 1948. She attended college in Great Falls and became a teacher. Alice taught at Cat Creek in a one-room schoolhouse in Mosby, Mont. She married Maurice Sandaker in 1951.

They owned a trucking business, taking them all over the state with Billings and later Glendive as home, they had four children Marcia, Aaron, Valerie and Grant. They settled in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in 1968, buying BF Redi-Mix with his sister and brother-in-law. She ran the office for that and later for Sandaker Excavating and Sandaker Car Wash.

Later in life, she returned to teaching at Bonners Ferry schools. At home, she loved gardening, baking, sewing and spending time with friends and family. She was the recording secretary and active member of Friends of the Restorium until her passing.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband Maurice; brother George; daughter Valerie; great-grandson Albert Maurice DaSilva and son-in-law Tim Foust.

She is survived by Marci, Aaron (Sheila) and Grant; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She will be laid to rest next to Maurice at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.

At her request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, she would appreciate donations to be made to the Friends of the Restorium, P.O. Box 1362, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.