Alice Dukowitz Gunderson

Longtime Enumclaw resident Alice Dukowitz Gunderson died Oct. 1, 2015, at the age of 89.

She was born April 29, 1926, to the late Peter and Edythe Dukowitz of Enumclaw. She graduated in 1944 from Enumclaw High School, worked at Boeing during World War II and later became the society editor at The Enumclaw Courier-Herald. That is where she met Ralph Gunderson and the two were married Aug. 24, 1946. She later owned Alice’s Fabrics, which she operated for many years before retiring. She and her husband bought a condominium on the island of Kauai and enjoyed years of vacations there. They moved to Issaquah, Wash., then to Lincoln City, Ore. Following the death of her husband, she returned to Enumclaw. She is remembered as a talented seamstress but her passion was art and she enjoyed giving her paintings to family members.

She is survived by daughter Marla Ellen and husband Paul Shock of McMinnville, Ore.; sisters Dorothy Christensen and Virginia Wilson and husband Allen, all of Enumclaw; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and brother Bob Dukowitz.

No service is planned. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice, particularly those involving cancer research.

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