Alice Mae Brower Hoffs, 110, passed way Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Alice was born to Herman and Alice (Klomparens) Brower.
She graduated Cum Laude in 1923 from Hope College and taught school in Wayland, MI for two years. During her summers, Alice worked in her father's bank in Hamilton.
Alice married Marinus A. Hoffs on March 31, 1927 and together they moved to Lake Odessa, MI, where he established his medical practice. After Dr. Hoffs' death in 1971, Alice enjoyed traveling with her family, visiting the Holy Land, Greece, Turkey, Wales, England, Germany, Poland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Nassau.
Before moving to Kalamazoo, she served the Grand Rapids District Women's Society, was involved her local church's mission program and was the Central United Methodist Church organist for 45 years. Second to her love of music was her interest in books. She was also interested in the civic life of Lake Odessa, helping to organize a community ambulance service. In 1975, Alice moved to Friendship Village in Kalamazoo and served on various committees and was treasurer of the Resident Council, as well as helping on the Music Committee at Friendship Village.
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Louise (Al) Peppel, Carole (Rev. Dr. Robert) Bos, and Jayne (Thomas) Cummings; 7 grand children; and 6 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, at Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa.
Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to 2nd Reformed Church of Kalamazoo.
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