In Memory of Alice Bradshaw

Alice Bradshaw
Alice Bradshaw
Born: May 1, 1929
Died: July 14, 2020
Age: 91
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Alice Bradshaw
May 1, 1929 - July 14, 2020
From: Ida Grove, IA

Alice Bradshaw, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Luann Benge will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Alice Mae Bradshaw, the daughter of Louis and Esther (Sorenson) Rold was born May 1, 1929, in Harlan, Iowa. She grew up in Irwin, Iowa, and received her education from Irwin High School graduating with the class of 1946.  After high school Alice began working at the Irwin Café for her brother, Milford. 

On November 27, 1949, Alice was united in marriage to Donald Bradshaw. The couple decided to purchase the café from Alice’s brother. While living in Irwin, they welcomed the birth of their first child, daughter Terri. They owned and operated the café for a couple years before a job change for Donald relocated them to Ida Grove, Iowa. They welcomed two more children to their family, daughter Kim and son Kelly. Alice was employed as a bookkeeper for various businesses in Ida Grove until her retirement. During their retirement, the couple used to enjoy wintering in Pharr, TX. 

Alice was an avid golfer. She was fondly referred to as “Hundred Yard Alice” by those that knew her. She enjoyed playing a competitive game of cards and was the nickels champion of the family. Later in life Alice became an excellent painter specializing in oil paintings. She painted numerous pieces to share with her family and friends. Alice also enjoyed making flower arrangements and was a talented seamstress. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by those who knew her. 

Left to cherish her memory include her children Terri (Leslie) Abel of Walnut, IA, Kim Woebke of Ida Grove, IA and Kelly (LaDean) Bradshaw of Edwardsville, KS; grandchildren Eric (Tracey) Abel, Joshua (Dina) Abel, Gretchen (Marcus) Miller, Zachary Miller, Summer (Sarah) Bradshaw, Austin Bradshaw, Danielle (Adam) Palmer and Gabrielle Miller; great-grandchildren Schuyler, Brody, Mason, Landon and Leighton; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Esther Rold; her husband Donald Bradshaw; son-in-law Larry Woebke; siblings Hazel Birks, Leonard Rold, Helene McGraw, Milford Rold and Ruth Linklater; as well as a host of friends.



2:30 p.m., Friday,
July 17, 2020
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Luann Benge


Eric Abel
Gretchen Miller
Joshua Abel
Zachary Miller
Danielle Palmer
Gabrielle Miller
Summer Bradshaw
Austin Bradshaw

Honorary Pallbearers
Schuyler Williams
Mason Abel
Brody Abel
Landon Abel
Leighton Abel


One-Hour Prior to the Service
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Friday,
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"On Eagle's Wings" ~ instrumental
"Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone" ~ solo
"How Great Thou Art" ~ solo
"In The Garden" ~ instrumental

Katie Pacza, Musician


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:25 PM
“Kim I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom always put a smile on my face when I went to Golden Horizens. What a beautiful and caring woman! You have my deepest sympathies.”
- Renee Ehrig Phillips
Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:25 AM
“Alice was a good friend to my Mother, Elnora. They golfed together and played cards. When my Mom moved out of her home on Circle Drive to the assisted living, Alice visited her often. She brought flowers to my Mom from her garden every summer. A delightful lady many will miss. Maybe they are playing cards and golfing in heaven. Blessings to you all. ”
- Marc and Marsha Kjar
Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:25 AM
“I have many fond memories of Alice while working at Godbersen’s Clothing store. She also did the books for my dad’s gas station. She was quite the lady and will be greatly missed! RIP Alice”
- Trish McCormick
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“So sorry to hear this. She was such a fine lady. When we moved in to circle drive her along with Ruth and Dr.Samson did a welcome into the are party for us. Now that don't go on. She will be missed.
- Randy And Judy Forinash
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“Will miss her tons!
I haven't seen her forever it seems.
One of my last encounters with her is when she got her hair cut like Ellen. She loved watching that show!
Of course her tic tacs. I remember thinking it was a pill by her plate at a meal when cleaning after a meal...but she would just leave half ate ones there because it was time to eat; always had a tic tac on her walk to meals; I always enjoyed watching her put on her lipstick; she was so precise.
I would take out her trash in the bathroom and find her lip blotted kleenex..she always had to apply lipstick before going out to the dining room to eat a meal. Always had to look her best. She loved putting on good smelling perfumes too! She always was thankful and appreciative of all her makeup and perfume her girls bought her.. One day I remember attempting to curl her hair for her and we had a good laugh because she told me I was making her look more hideous than she already looked. Guess I wasn't too good with the old fashioned bristle curler.
Her smile and laughter was THE best.
Gone but never forgotten.
Love you always Alice.
Rest peacefully; you deserve pure relaxation and no pain!”
- Deb
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