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Alice Cecilia (Bauer) Washburn

March 19, 1926 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 93)


Alice (93) passed away on August 31, 2019. Born March 19, 1926 to Lambert and Cecilia Bauer in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from South High School in Omaha (1944) and worked at Skinner’s Macaroni Company from 1943 to 1948.  This is where she also met her husband Richard (Dick)--they were married June 14, 1947 and had four children. They moved the family from Omaha to Colorado in 1958 and settled in Commerce City (a suburb north of Denver). 

Alice worked at the Tasty Donuts Shop in Commerce City (known then as Derby) for 25 years retiring in 1988.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, embroidering, Toby her cat, and she was a “big-time” Denver Bronco fan.  Alice not only loved to watch the Bronco's football games, she would learn the names and jersey numbers of every player every year. A “true” Bronco fan. Alice also enjoyed the holidays with her children and grandchildren.  Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving.

Alice is preceded in death by: her parents Lambert (05/11/1976) and Cecilia (11/18/1967) Bauer, her husband Richard (12/25/1992), her son Michael (06/06/2002), her brothers Bernard Bauer (09/23/1986) and Lambert “Don” Bauer Jr. (03/20/2006).  She is survived by her three daughters: Carolyn, Kathleen and Judith, her sister Marcella (Bauer) Smentowski, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Ace Pacheco (Commerce City, Colorado) who kept a watchful eye on Alice while she was still living at home.  He would make sure she took her medicine, had lunch and dinner and provided a friendly chat. We also want to thank all of her caretakers at Ashley Manor in Ft. Lupton, Colorado for the wonderful care they afforded Alice during her final journey.

Memorial services for Alice will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. -- a viewing will precede the services at 8:00 a.m. -- at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, 75 S. 13th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601.  She will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. in Denver, Colorado. A potluck reception will follow at the Alli Event Center, 100 S. 3rd Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601.

Please share your memories of Alice and condolences with her family by signing the guestbook on the Tribute Wall.

In lieu of flowers:  A memorial donation, in Alice’s name, can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, 455 N. Sherman St., #500, Denver, CO 80203 or via their website:    See the “Donate” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.

To send flowers to Alice's family, please visit our floral section.


September 11, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Brighton, Colorado

Funeral Service
September 11, 2019

9:00 AM
Brighton, Colorado

September 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 S. Sheridan
Denver, CO 80235

September 11, 2019

1:00 PM
The Alli Event Center
100 South 3rd Avenue
Brighton, Colorado 80601

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