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Alice Grooms

August 13, 1938 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 81)


Alice Grooms of Gordon, Nebraska, age 81, passed away April 25, 2020 at Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home.

She was born at Hughes County, South Dakota on August 13, 1938 to Milo and Rachel Brookens. Alice graduated from Interior High School and attended the National College of Business.

Alice married Walter O’Rourke and they had three children together, Rick, Donna and Wanda. She then married Lee Hamm and they had a son Allen. Later she married Henry Grooms.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Rachel Brookens, sister Edith Bettelyoun, and her husbands Walter O’Rourke and Lee Hamm.

Alice is survived by her sons Rick (Kim) O’Rourke and Allen (Mary) Hamm, her daughters Donna O’Rourke and Wanda O’Rourke, her brother Eugene Brookens, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Interior, South Dakota. Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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