Alice A. Loden
Nov. 25, 1938 – Feb. 20, 2021
Funeral services for Alice A. Loden, 82-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Saturday evening at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Erick Loden as the officiant. A private family interment will take place in the summer in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at harnessfuneralhome.com. The funeral will be livestreamed at harnessfuneralhome.com. A reception will follow the funeral at Summit Wesleyan Church Family Life Center.
Alice A. Loden was born on Nov. 25, 1938, in Broad Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, to Adolphus and Mary Keough. She grew up and went to school in Broad Cove and graduated from the School House in Duntara, Newfoundland. She was working at the airport in Gander, Newfoundland, when she met the love of her life, a young airman, Donald Loden, who was stationed in Gander. Don and Alice were married on Feb. 23, 1957 in Osage, Iowa, and lived near various Air Force bases throughout the country. In 1974 following a retirement from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service, they established their home in Buffalo, where Alice worked at the Growmor Greenhouse north of Buffalo. She later worked at the Amie Holt Nursing Home for several years before officially retiring in 1988. Don passed away in July of 2013 and Alice continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death.
Alice loved to visit with friends and family and enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was an avid gardener and loved taking care of her flowers. Her passion was spending time with her family and her beloved and fat dogs. She is survived by two sons, David Loden and his wife Cynthia of Buffalo and Tony Loden and his wife Sally of Rolling Hills; two sisters, Madonna Fitzgerald of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Beatrice Hillier of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; one sister-in-law, Berdie Keough of King’s Cove, Newfoundland; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, John Keough.