February 15, 1938 ~ December 1, 2018

Born in: Melvern, Kansas
Resided in: Northglenn, Colorado

Alice Janice Lee, 80, joined her Lord and Savior on December 1, 2018. Alice was born February 15, 1938 to Odis and Effie Riley in Melvern, Kansas. She is survived by her children Karen Argust, Kandy (Ed) Novack, John (Karen) Argust, Jr., Kerry Holm, and Karmen Lemon; her 14 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; her brother Jerry (Mary) Riley; her sister-in-laws Joann and Myrna; 18 nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Vern Lee; one grandchild; and her brothers Theodore Riley and Lewis Riley.

There will be a Visitation on Wednesday, December 5th at 9AM at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel at 9998 Grant Street in Thornton, CO. A Funeral Service in Alice’s honor will immediately follow at 10AM.

Please join the family after the formal services for a reception at Calvary Community Baptist Church at 11980 Irma Drive in Northglenn, CO.

Alice will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Love Inc.

480 South Pine Street

Burlington, WI 53105



Please share memories of Alice and condolences with her family in the guestbook below.

Memories Timeline


  1. Mom, You will be greatly missed. I learned a lot over my life time from you. I’ve always said “If my mom can do it I can do it too.” I appreciate the way you made sure we kids went to church. You taught us to cook, sew, iron, drive and many other things. Love you Ma

  2. Love you and miss you grandma. You taught me so much in my life. You were there for me no matter what, even if it was just a phone call.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Will miss her at the DeForest reunions in Burlington. When I worked I traveled quite a bit and I started to look up and visited some of our relatives. On the DeForest side when I worked at Rocky Flats I got to visit Alice for the first time and went out for pizza with a bunch of her clan – our family is so large.

    • Well it’s Apparent I didn’t know how this sign the guest book thing worked. My Mother would have thought it was funny after she said her O- g’s. Love You Mom, now go Dance!!

  4. Love you mom! Thanks for always being there for all of us, even when we were grown and should know better. I suppose this means you aren’t going to pay for me to have a wedding reception at the Stanley Hotel in the event I married🤩

  5. To the children of Alice ur mom must of been amazing mom. She rasie a awesome family I personally got to known over the Years God bless u all at this time . Love Rose and Steven Skinner

  6. I’ll never forget to always remember to wear matching socks , love you great grandma – I’ll see you again someday 💓

  7. So many memories, a lifetime full. Be at peace and know we will meet again for more memories. Much heartfelt love to the family.

  8. Dear Alice
    My Mother In-law and a woman and friend . Who I admired for the love she showed to all . A Mother who raised all 5 of her children almost single handedly..with Vern’s support and love !
    I’ve been so blessed to have you in my life so so many years ! Now it’s your time Alice to go to heaven . Rest Dear Alice… Give my Love to Vern ! Now you two will be forever together in the arms of Our Lord . Until we’re all together again ! Always loved,

  9. Karen, So sorry to hear of your loss. The legacy your Mom left seems incredible. Prayers for your entire family during this grieving time. Your choir buddies @ FBCUC love you and support you.

  10. Karen, my heart and prayers are with you at this time in the loss of your mom. May God give you & your family peace & comfort in the days ahead. God Bless. Hope to see you in choir soon.

  11. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Alice. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength and a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2Cor 1:3

  12. No matter what I do to move on from this pain, deep down inside I will always know that I’ll never get to hug my mom again. I miss you. Mom, your death has caged me in pain, agony and misery. But I don’t mind suffering, at least it has set you free.

    The skies look beautiful every day because Heaven cannot contain the beauty that you radiate. I miss you mom.

    your memories are my life’s only solace.

    Knowing that my Mom is happy and free will help me get through this pain and I know you will watch over me and keep me safe.

    I love you Mom.

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