It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Alice Trowbridge on September 26, 2023. Our
family has lost our matriarch. Alice was born on June 5, 1933 to John and Catherine Hren in Dillon, Mt.
She attended the Dillon Schools and graduated from Beaverhead County High School. She took
accordion lessons from Nellie Poole for many years and played in a multitude of recitals and the school
band. She also played the accordion in a dance band that traveled to numerous venues to perform. She
attended Columbus School of Nursing, of which she graduated from in 1954. After graduation, she
married Lyman Newton and moved to Bermuda where he was stationed with the military. In Bermuda,
their first daughter Bernadette was born. She was able to work in a variety of fields within nursing as
they moved due to military rotations. They eventually settled back in Dillon, where she spent 10 years
working as an office nurse for Wendel Poundstone, and it was there that there the second daughter
Connie was born. They divorced in April, 1964, and she married Keith Trowbridge in September, 1965.
She eventually became School District #10 clerk and school nurse, a position she occupied for the next
22 years until she retired in January, 1994. At that time, she devoted herself to family and gardening,
spending much time in Butte babysitting and attending all the events her grandsons, Colt and Dylan
Everly, were involved in. Alice also enjoyed traveling and touring Europe with her daughter, Bernadette,
and her husband, James, as well as other numerous trips with the Peterson’s and Everly’s.
The boys remember Grandma Alice as always being there for them, whether it was remembering all of
their friends’ names, even those she never met, cooking desserts (she was a fantastic cook and went out
of her way to cook up special requests for her grandsons), or to smoothing things over for them when
they broke things or put a hockey puck through the wall. Colt and Dylan felt she had never ending
patience with them and always took their side even when they were being hellion grandchildren. She
spent many hours and many miles following her grandson sports teams and thought they did a great job
even during tough losses. The nurse in her wished they would do things less dangerous like reading,
music or golf, but she supported all their endeavors. She put a lot of effort in getting to know their
friends, as she was interested in everything they did.
Alice was interested and invested in the lives of those she cared about, always making the effort to stay
connected, and being the glue connecting everyone. Alice kept a calendar where she wrote down what
things all the family members were doing and even if they were mundane things, she was interested.
She called her daughters every day, and they will miss these daily phone chats.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 56 years, Keith Trowbridge. She is survived
by daughters Bernadette (James) Peterson and Connie (Bob) Everly and grandsons Colt and Dylan Everly.
The family would like to thank Honeybee Hospice and Dr. Sandra McIntyre who made it possible for our
beloved mother to remain in her home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor choice or an
animal shelter as Alice had such a fondness for animals and so loved her granddogs—Monte, Seeley,
Luca and Sherpa.