Alice M. (Brandt) Gould, age 95 of Asbury, Iowa completed her earthly journey on September 23, 2019 at Luther Manor Grand Meadows. To celebrate Alice’s life, a private family service will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
Alice was born on October 12, 1923 in Garnavillo, Iowa, a daughter to Louis H. and Amanda H. (Matt) Brandt. She grew up in a loving Christian home and made a personal decision to accept Christ as her personal Saviour on November 23, 1933. She would go on to marry the love of her life, Douglas Gould, on Christmas Eve, 1945. Their union would be blessed with 3 daughters and they touched countless lives around the world before Doug was called home in 2005. Alice was a devoted wife and mother who put the Lord first and demonstrated it with faithful love and care for her family and others in the world around her by sharing God’s salt and light. She truly enjoyed working with children, teenagers, and adults. To enjoy God’s creation, Alice always enjoyed long walks and boat rides. She also invested in others through hospitality, grading Emmaus correspondence courses, and teaching children and women’s Bible studies. Alice was an avid reader, composed poetry of her own, and at 80 was corresponding with over 250 people. Our hearts daily experience both gratitude and sorrow as we remember she arrived joyfully into her new eternal home. We thank the Lord for all of the love, beauty and joy she spread so generously throughout her 95 years among us. We rejoice she found perfect peace and joy in the Lord.
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Alice include,
her 3 adored children,
Lorna (William Charles, DC) Hollensed, Dubuque, Iowa,
Linda (Professor Craighton) Gould Hippenhammer, MD, Culver, Indiana,
and Louise (Commander Brent L., US Navy Ret.) Gould Boston, Winfield, Illinois;
her 6 grandchildren,
Sarah (Roger) Hollensed Poling,
Alice (Randy) Hollensed Palmer,
Darci (Craig) Hippenhammer Harland PHD,
Sonda (Joel) Hippenhammer Hansen,
Christina (Eric) Boston Smith,
and Alexandra Boston;
her 15 great-grandchildren;
Helene (Grant) Zedicher, Andover, Minnesota;
along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas William Gould; and her 3 brothers, Valmah, Robert, and Lloyd Brandt.
Alice always had a heart for the lost and for International missions. Rather than honor her with flowers, Alice would be very pleased for the gifts to be long term investment in Emmaus International. The gifts will be used for translating Bible courses for their mobile app which is reaching people with the Gospel and Bible study tools in over 175 countries in its first 2 years of operation. This new phase of the ministry is based on the 77 year success of Emmaus Correspondence School in 110+ countries. Gifts can be directed to Emmaus International, P.O. Box 1028, Dubuque, IA 52004-1028 or https://emmausinternational.salsalabs.org/project24donate
Alice’s family would like to thank her doctors, along with the nurses and staff at Luther Manor Grand Meadows for all of their wonderful care and support and Tri-State Cremation Center for their compassion and service.
Online condolences may be shared with Alice’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
To celebrate Alice’s life, a private family service will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.