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Alice Ruth Milligan Boring
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1901
Bangor
Butte County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1996
Morrison
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA

Daughter of William Alexander & Cordelia Caroline (Myers) Milligan. Wife of Elmer Carson Boring. Her hobbies were knitting & crocheting, making afghans & sweaters for her family. She also loved wild flowers & birds.

The following was read at her memorial.
Alice Boring lived with quiet practicality and deep inner strength. She was an energetic, thoughtful, questioning person. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying the people she encountered and especially the times spent with members of the family. Although somewhat reserved, she was a true friend to many. Alice was born near Swede's Flat in Butte County, CA on Jan 16, 1901. The family moved to Marysville abt. 1906-1907. Her parents had a rug making business until the death of her mother in Dec 1907. Alice would remember the rugs made by her parents and associate them with her earlist childhood. We forget how different life was at the turn of the century, little electricity, no automobiles, the distances we take for granted today were sometimes long journeys. Most importantly life was hard and more precarious than we imagine today. The loss of her mother was probably the most significant in the way Alice would come to view the world. She was immediately placed in a position of responsibility. This event helped create one of the characteristics that would define her: her ability to rise to the occasion, her abitity to pull forth great strength and patience to endure and overcome adversity. In many ways Alice's childhood was all but lost because she needed to be there for her family. Where other children remember games or toys they played with as children, Alice remembered going to work with her father and helping him in his duties as a custodian as well as running the household. Her father had taken a job as a custodian of the local public grammer school. Alice attended school in Marysville and perhaps it was here that she first displayed the curiosity about the natural world that so impressed friends in later years. Although she was not an academic, she enjoyed reading and often read or studied things which were of interest to her. She attended Marysville High School. At that time she might have been described as both optimistic and energetic and she possessed a quiet strength. She enjoyed sports and played basketball during high school. Alice graduated from Marysville High in 1919. She took a job as a bookkeeper at a local Marysville bank. It was a tramatic time for Alice after WW1. Her brother Johnny who was three years older, served in WW1 and returned home safely but came down with a fatal illness (tuberculosis) soon afterwards. He died in 1920. Soon after some friends introduced her to a young man in town who was working on water pumps. Elmer Carson Boring made up his mind that this was the woman for him. The two of them were married on Dec 7, 1923. They remained in Marysville for a few years. Robert and another son were born there. Later they moved to Visalia where Elmer had a pump and plumbing business that ended quickly in the great depression. They then moved to the Auburn area where Elmer worked in a gold mine near Grass Valley and then back to Visalia where he was an Army flight instructor, and a farmer in Woodville, CA. A daughter was born while they were in Auburn. The children remember Alice as a good mother. The family remembers arriving in Woodville, Alice took one look at the drainboard and the floor, went outside, picked up a hoe and started scraping the floor. She told them it was the only way to clean it. Elmer, Alice and their daughter moved to Venezuela where they lived about 4 years until Elmer injured his leg in an accident, one that was nearly fatal. After a lengthy hospital stay in Venezuela and New Orleans the family returned to CA. Alice then attended beautician school in San Jose. When fininshed, they moved to Escondido where she worked as a beautician and Elmer worked in a blade sharpening business. When they retired they moved north to Gilroy where they lived while Elmer built a house in San Martin. Alice loved to knit and crochet and made beautiful sweaters and afghans. She also loved to sew and made her own clothes. She also worked on paint by number projects and leather work. She was knowledgable of bird and wildflowers and was thrilled with African violets and roses. In January 1994 she moved into a convalesent facility where she was "on the go" until her death. Elmer preceded her in 1991. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Milligan (1849 - 1936)
  Cordelia Caroline Myers Milligan (1863 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmer Carson Boring (1897 - 1991)
 
 Children:
  Robert Elmer Boring (1926 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Bradley Milligan (1894 - 1928)*
  Viola Jane Milligan Androus (1896 - 1972)*
  John Everett Milligan (1898 - 1920)*
  Alice Ruth Milligan Boring (1901 - 1996)
  William Rankin Milligan (1904 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Created by: SLJ
Record added: Feb 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17942802
Alice Ruth <i>Milligan</i> Boring
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Alice Ruth <i>Milligan</i> Boring
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Alice Ruth <i>Milligan</i> Boring
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Stopped by to say Hi! Love and miss you!!
- SLJ
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- SLJ
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
Grandma, Just a note to say helloLove,Sharon
- SLJ
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
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