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Alice Combs

August 12, 1942 — October 19, 2022

RICHFORD- Alice A. Combs, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the St. Albans Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Millinocket, ME on August 12, 1942 to the late Leonard and Clara (Michaud) Pelkey.

Alice grew up in Maine on a logging camp and attended school at Millinocket Elementary and Bangor High School. After moving to Vermont, she worked in Richford at the hockey stick factory, farmed for 15 years in South Richford, and went on to work for BMTM and until retiring from Pearless. Alice was known for her incredible work ethic, and her independence. She loved to read, crochet, quilt, and spend time with her cherished grandchildren. Alice was also an excellent baker and enjoyed spending holidays in the kitchen treating her family with cookies, rolls, pies, and homemade donuts. Alice will be remembered for her ability to always smile, and her sweet disposition even through adversity.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda Jones of ME, Denise Knowles and her husband Byron of TN, Aaron Combs and his wife Tina of Richford, Mark Combs and his wife Karen of Franklin, and Wayne Combs of Richford; beloved grandchildren, Amanda, Crystal, Kevin, Jenna, Tracy, Erica, and Madison; great-grandchildren, Raven, Amya, Matthew, Orlanduse, Andrew, Ryleigh, Greysen, Holden, Zoe, Ava, Ali, and Isabella; 13 siblings; many nieces and nephews, and her four legged companion, Tiny. Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her former husband Ronald Combs; and 4 siblings.

Family and friends are invited to Alice's Life Celebration to include a memorial service on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 3:00PM at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

For those who wish contributions in Alice's memory may be made to the Arvin A. Brown Public Library, 88 Main St, Richford, VT 05476.

Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area's exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alice Combs, please visit our flower store.

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