Internment services for Alice Jewell Schildhauer will be held Monday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at Mount View Cemetery in Basin. Alice, 80, died Aug. 4.
She was born in Wyoming on July 1, 1933, the daughter of James B. and Gladys Akers. Her early years were spent on the family farm near Otto. She began her education in a one-room schoolhouse before attending high school in Lovell. She graduated from Lovell High School with honors in 1951. She attended college briefly in Minneapolis before returning to Lovell.
She married and had two sons but eventually divorced. She returned to college to pursue degrees in psychology and social work at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She earned her master’s degree from Arizona State University before moving to Stafford, Ariz., where she worked as a counselor for many years. Throughout her career she continued to seek education and ongoing training including special work with people who suffered brain injures.
She eventually opened her own counseling practice, Schildhauer Center for Adaptive Life Skills. Her life was filled with the desire to help those in need, and she loved those in what she called her “extended family.”
She loved clowning and teaching clowning to children, rock hounding, antelope hunting and stargazing.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Cindy Moore and Roger Moore and two sisters, Leah Brown and Joy Bergloff.