Alice Faye Bale, born March 2, 1936, in Decatur, Illinois, died October 14, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Mae and Fay Lloyd Bales; and her brother Floyd Wayne Bales. She is survived by her sister-in-law Janis Funk Bales, and 6 nieces and nephews, Joel, Miriam, Janee’, and Thomas Bales, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Marguerite and David Bales, of Valparaiso, Indiana.
Shortly After her birth in Decatur Illinois, the family moved to Danville, Illinois, where she graduated from Washington Grade School in 1949, Danville High School in 1953 and Lake View Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. In 1962 she joined the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, from which she retired in 1982 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Her assignments included Air Force Hospitals at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama; Clark AFB, Philippines; Sheppard AFB, Wichita, Texas; Wiesbaden AFB, Wiesbaden, Germany; Egin AFB, Ft. Walton Beach Florida; and as Chief Nurse as Beale AFB, Marysville/Yuba City, California.
In addition, she graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. This advanced degree enabled her to accept an assignment as an Instructor at the School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas from 1969 to 1974.
During her off-duty time at each of the above assignments Alice was involved in playing, coaching, and/or umpiring adult softball games. After her retirement to Zapata, Texas she continued to umpire adult softball, and Little League baseball/softball for another 20 years. Her other community activities in Zapata, Texas included directing a church choir, Board of Directors for the Zapata Boys and Girls Club, Little League, and Los Ebanos Golf Course. She also served as President of the Los Ebanos Woman’s Golf League for 10 years.
After living in Zapata, Texas from 1982 to 2003, Alice moved to Henderson, Nevada where she was a member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Tuscany Golf Course, and the Ladies League at Wildhorse Golf Course. She also played bridge 5 days a week at various sites in Henderson. In early 2019 she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to be closer to her family.
Funeral services will be graveside at Memorial Mountain View and Cemetery at 11 am on Friday, October 21.Service Information
October 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM
3115 East 7800 South Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121