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Alice Ochs

Alice F. Ochs

Saturday, December 27th, 1952 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Alice F. Ochs, 66, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born December 27, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island the daughter of John & Hilda (Ziegler) Selensky.

Alice moved to Kansas as a young child. She grew up in Park, Kansas and graduated from Wheatland High School. Alice then graduated from cosmetology school in Hays and later earned an Associates degree from Colby Community College. She then earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ft. Hays State University and a Masters degree in social work from Washburn University. She has been a resident of Garden City since 2016. On August 16, 1975, she married J. Dean Ochs in Hays, Kansas. Alice has worked as a social worker for KVC in Topeka, Kansas and currently for DCF in Garden City.

Survivors include 2 children Rae Ann & husband Dustin Mattke of Collyer, Kansas and Edward John “E.J.” & wife Brandy Ochs of Garden City, Kansas; a brother Brian Selensky of Wichita, Kansas; and five grandchildren Bailey Mattke, Allie Mattke, Raegan Mattke, Rynik Ochs, & Axton Ochs. Alice is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Church of God in Wakeeney, Kansas. A private family interment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays, Kansas. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the Saint Francis Ministries Equine Therapy Program in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.
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Kaye Scott Roy

Posted at 12:21am
I met Alice when we worked together at St. Francis in Hays. We became fast friends- and she was an awesome mentor to my then teenage daughter. I have a lot of wonderful memories of Alice. Too many to share here, but let me say she was one of the must caring, loving people I know. When she decided she was going to help with something going on in your life Alice was ALL in- she never did anything halfway. Love you much Dear Friend. Thanks for all the great memories. Til We Meet Again!! ❤️

JoVonka Marks

Posted at 10:22pm
You are gone but I will never forget you. Our elevator digress was always therapeutic and right on time. I remember seeing you back when I started social work almost 14 years ago. For now, see you later.

JoVonka - KVC Family

Lupe Alexander

Posted at 10:39am
Alice was a sweet loving person and an incredibly sweet and long time friend of my Sister Lisa. I enjoyed seeing her at all our family gatherings, Alice was always so helpful. She was part of our family. She drove down to Wichita to help me with my daughters Wedding dinner, dance in 2012 I'm so grateful for her help and her friendship. She & my Sis were the best of friends, Alice will be missed by so many. I always enjoyed hearing about Alice and her adventures - Heaven has a wonderful ANGEL watching over all. My condolences to you E.J. and family.

Jeff Roach

Posted at 09:00am
Cousin Alice was always a joy to be around. She was always brightened any room she walked into. She will be deeply missed.
Our Condolences go out to the Family!
Jeff & Jolene Roach - Edmond, OK

Amber Richmeier

Posted at 09:36pm
Condolences to Alice’s family. She will be missed.
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