Alice Marie Anderson of Lafayette, CO was born on November 16, 1936 in Hays, Kansas. She passed away at her daughter Liane’s home in Lafayette, CO on January 13, 2021 following a long battle with cancer. She was the eldest of three children of William J. and Frances Kuhn.


She graduated from Scott City High School. Soon after her graduation, she married Clarence Pedersen of Arapahoe, CO. From this union three children; Liane, Janel and William were born. Alice and Clarence later divorced, and she moved to Denver, CO. She lived in Denver and the surrounding area until the time of her death. In her final years when she was no longer to able to live independently, she moved in with her daughter Liane who lovingly cared for her until the end.


She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting beautiful things for her family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird watching, and was an avid reader.

She was predeceased by her parents. Surviving are her three children; Liane (Toby) Pedersen-Gallegos of Lafayette, CO, Janel (Grant) Pedersen Greiman of Platteville, CO and William (Brenda) Pedersen of Cameron, MO, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Darlene Smith, brother Kenneth Kuhn and dear canine companion Boo.

She will be laid to rest in Foothills Gardens of Memory near Longmont, CO. Due to the pandemic there will be a private graveside service.

2 thoughts on “Alice Marie Anderson”

  1. My dear cousin Alice we had never thought this day would come but after these long years of suffering from cancer you went to a much better place. You are reunited with those who have gone before you and you promised to look up my husband when you get there and do some Mexican Train games that we all loved so much. I miss seeing your beautiful face and talking to you. We go back so many years to when we were still children living in Ks and making mud pies that we added eggs to , only when we came to your house. I will miss you so much and our long phone conversations at night. I know you are at peace now and I rejoice in that. Boo misses you already just as much as the rest of us do. We will all be at the Celebration of Life in the spring. Keep and eye on all of us and remember how much we all love you. Deepest sympathy to your family you left behind as I know they cared for you so much. Praying they will get their lives back to normal? very soon. Takes time to get over these losses. When your mother passes you become the adult in the family with all the perks and responsibilities. That is what I heard anyway. Love and Blessing to all

    1. She was our “Older” sister, which we liked to remind her of as younger siblings often like to tease. We spent many hours on the farm playing many made-up games. We also had our sisterly battles and occasionally we defended each other. As we grew up, we spent many hours learning to cook, sew, and try to be the kind of housekeeper our dear Mother was. I could not compete. Alice could. We have so many memories of growing up together that they will keep me occupied in my thoughts for some time to come. These are treasured times. We grew closer as we grew in years. We became much more understanding and tolerant of each other. I told her many times that I loved her, which I did. She will be missed. We didn’t get to see each other as often as we might have liked, but we visited often on the phone, and that was like a breath of fresh air every time. It gave me so many pleasant thoughts to dwell on after our conversations ended with another “I love you.”

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