ANACONDA: Alice Marie O'Donnell died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
She was born to Alice and Patrick O'Donnell on Sept. 19, 1945. Alice attended Carroll College and was in the first graduating class from St. James Community Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Following graduation, she worked as a radiation therapy technologist and instructor in the school. Alice was later employed for many years at Montana State Hospital and Community Hospital of Anaconda as a radiologic technologist until a brain tumor caused her to retire. She truly loved her profession and spoke at many conferences.
Alice's real joy was watching her niece and nephews grow into adulthood and enjoying her great-nephews. She was proud to have served as the District 3 (Butte/Anaconda area) Coordinator for the Montana Hope Project. On Jan. 12, 2011, Alice was granted the honor and the privilege of being an honorary Montana Highway Patrolman, Badge 99. The plaque was presented by Col. Mike Tooley and Lt. Col. Butch Huseby of the Montana Highway Patrol.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her family - brothers, Patrick and his wife, Peggy of Belgrade, and Gene and his wife, Elizabeth of Anaconda; sister, Kathleen and her husband, Mick (whom she called her right hand man) of Anaconda; nephews, Mike (Tina) of Belgrade, Bob (Melissa) of Phoenix, Patrick (Alisia) of Missoula, Jonah of Berry, Ontario; niece, Pamela of Belgrade; great-nephews, Nick and Nathan O'Donnell and Ethan and Emerson Duganz.
Alice said, "Remember that I had a wonderful life and I accomplished a lot, so do not feel bad for me." In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Montana Hope Project, Box 5927, Helena, MT 59604. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Rite of committal followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish vigil services were conducted at KT Riddle Funeral Home chapel. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians service was held and the rosary recited by the Legion of Mary.