Alice Elizabeth Dewey was born January 5, 1937, at Creighton, SD, to Henry and Elizabeth (Drewitz) Denke. She grew up at Creighton and graduated from Wall High School in 1954. She attended Black Hills State Teachers College, in Spearfish, SD and then taught school in the Badlands. On June 4, 1960, she married Wesley Dewey at Wall, SD. They lived in Deadwood, SD, Grand Island, NE, Cairo, NE, and had been residents of Mitchell since 1991. She was employed in the school cafeteria in Cairo and Mitchell. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Altar Guild and LWML.
She is survived by her husband, Wesley; two daughters, Jeanne Buck and husband, Roger and Barbara Brandt and husband, Bill of Grand Island, NE; two grandchildren, Allen Buck of Norfolk, NE and Brodrick Brandt of Grand Island, NE; two sisters, Adella Sorensen and husband, Harold of Gering, NE and Christina Eisenbraun and husband, Julius of Mitchell, SD, and one brother, Daniel Denke and wife, Linda of Aurora, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents.