Alice Marie Dement was born May 29, 1942 in Alexandria, SD to Henry C. and Lillian M. (Smith) Dement. She attended grade school at Volga Country School, Farmer, and Madison where she completed 8th grade. On November 16, 1968 she was united in marriage with James Alfred Koch. They lived in Mt Vernon, SD until 1975 when they moved to Parkston, SD. She worked at Ravens Industries. In 1979 they moved to Belle Fourche where she worked at Belle Fourche Health Care Center as an aide and later drove truck for S & S Trucking. Following Jim's death in 1988, she moved back to the eastern part of South Dakota living in several small towns before making Canova, SD her home. She loved being outside with her favorite hobbies of motorcycle riding and fishing.
She is survived by her daughter, Dana (Len) Taylor of Liberty, MO; two sisters: Patricia Stewart and LaVonne (Don) Johnson of Rapid City; two brothers: Lynn and Glenn (Barbara) Dement of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren: Christopher Taylor, Kansas City, MO, Kalyn and Colton Taylor, Liberty, MO, Catanna Dement-Parks and Tanisha Parks-Tadeo-Facundo, East Moline, IL; three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Renita, her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Condolences may be sent to Dana Taylor at 916 Cambridge Circle Liberty, Missouri 64068