Alice was born April 1st, 1947 to Neil and Mary Wolff in Great Falls Montana. She grew up in Billings and attended Billings Catholic school, graduating from Billings West High School in 1965. She studied Art at Eastern Montana College, then graduated from Denver Business College. She then met Thomas Sellars in Denver and they were married in 1970. They moved to Billings, Montana then to Roundup in 1980, raising their 2 daughters Angie and Jessie in the beautiful Bull Mountains.
Alice worked at the Roundup Record Tribune and later for the NRCS District office after many years of being a stay at home mom. She remarried the love of her life, Stan Colton June 26, 2010 and resided in Shepherd in their beautiful home.
Alice glowed with sunshine and light, spreading her never-ending grace to all who had the privilege of meeting her. Her soul was as free as the wild horses she loved so dearly and her heart radiated a love for all living creatures from her four legged puppies to her beautiful horses. She always held the door open to rescuing stray puppies, horses, baby birds, to even dying plants at Walmart. She was saving the world, one soul at a time, her arms and heart wide open. Her love glowed to her grandchildren, with whom she shared many many happy moments from demonstrating techniques to "climbing hallway walls" to jumping off cliffs at Deadman's Basin. Walks and adventures were a must with her grandchildren.
Alice's beauty and grace radiated through her photography, art, writing, and gardening. She always had a way of capturing the moments of life with her camera. Her passion for photography was from generations starting with her grandma Morris having one of the first Kodak Camera. Her words magically flowed into many short stories that touched the hearts of many. She spent 25 years working, researching, meeting people, and going on grand adventures to write and publish her book, Riversong. She was finally able to see her book in print and have it published December 2016, and her great novel has been nominated as the top 3 finalist for the High Plains book award, winners to be determined in October 2017.
Alice is survived by her husband Stan Colton, daughters Angie Sellars and Jessie (Domenic) Simondi, sister Janice (Jerry) Kessler and Marcia (Brian) Mussard, grandchildren Tucker McCune, Damon McCune, Irelyn Bryant, Elysa (Ryenn) Dimmick, Isaac Duncan, Domenic P Simondi, great grandchildren Rosalie Dimmick and Grace McCune, step children: Shane (Gina) Colton and Amber Colton, and many numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to Rimrock Humane Society.
Wier Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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