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She loved the Ozark hills Alice Jewel Pruett McCullough passed away in Colonial Manor, Whitefish, Mont., on Feb. 25, 2007, three days prior to her 87th birthday. She was born at Dogwood, Mo., on Feb. 28, 1920, the daughter of Alvah and Violet Mae Pruett.
The second eldest of nine children, she helped with the care of her younger brothers and sisters after the death of their mother.
Alice married Olen McCullough on June 24, 1940, in Dogwood. They divorced in 1961, but continued to care about each other’s well being.
They had three daughters, all born in Douglas County. Alice moved to Kalispell, Mon., in 1969 to be near her daughters who had moved there.
She loved the Ozark hills and the mountains of Montana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Paul, and her eldest brother, Johnny; a sister, Mary Williams; sons-in-law, Gary Nestegard and Terry Hodges; and a great-grandson, Tyler Nestegard.
She is survived by her three daughters, Jewel Henneman and husband, Bob, Judy Timlick and husband, Dick, and Emma Mae Hodges, all of Kalispell, Mont.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nadine Barker and Goldie Bryant, of Seymour; three brothers, David Pruett, Springfield, Bill Pruett and wife, Edna, of Nixa, and Aaron Pruett and wife, Bonnie, of Seymour; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Pruett, of Columbus, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews and other loved ones.
Funeral services were held March 2 at Easthaven Baptist Church, Kalispell, Mont., with burial in Glacier Memorial Gardens.