Alice Marjorie Pickering

Dates

November 27, 1913 - August 19, 2008

Obituary

 

 

Alice Marjorie Pickering was born November 27, 1913 at Omaha, NE, to Earl and Ina (Williams) Jorgensen. She grew up and attended school at Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central High School. She attended Grinnell College and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She was a social worker at Omaha, then attended graduate school at the University of Chicago. On June 1, 1940, she married Perry Pickering at Omaha, NE. They lived in Booneville, Evansville, Kokomo, and Indianapolis, IN. They moved to Mitchell in 1946 and she was an office worker at Abbott House. In 2005 she moved to Pierre to stay with her daughter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Unique Study Club, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker Fan.

 She is survived by two sons: Robert Pickering, Denver, CO; Paul Pickering and wife, Tamara, Scottsdale, AZ; four daughters: Carol Pickering, Pierre, SD, Joan Newland and husband, Gary, Rapid City, SD, Donna Seid and husband, Richard, Papillion, NE, Pamela Andraschko and husband, Steve, Fairfax Station, VA; one sister, Marion Moritz, Omaha, NE; one brother, Earl Jorgensen and wife, Jody, Rancho Santa Margareta, CA; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry in 1991; her parents; one sister, Jean Zoesch; and two brothers-in-law, John Moritz and Richard Zoesch. 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Monday, August 25, 2008
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Thea Miller Ryan on 08-29-2008
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a student of Miss PIck's in Pierre and please pass along my deepest sympathies to her and her family.
entry posted by Dolores Bennett on 08-25-2008
Deepest sympathy to Alice's family. My husband, Byron, & I were houseparents at Abbott House in the l960's and it was a joy working for and with the Pickerings. We also had several pleasant visits with them in Mitchell while we were still able to travel. Theirs was a lovely family!!
entry posted by Marilyn Anderson on 08-22-2008
My condolences to the family.
Alice was a lovely lady, each time I met her she was so gracious.
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