July 1, 1933 – Aug. 4, 2013
Alice Jewell Schildhauer died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. She was born in Wyoming on July 1, 1933, to James B. and Gladys Akers.
Her early years were spent on the family farm near Otto, where she learned how to be content with the small pleasures in life and began what she considered to be her life’s mission – to make a difference in other peoples’ lives.
Her schooling began in a one-room schoolhouse before attending high school in Lovell, where she established herself as a popular leader and graduated with honors in 1951. She then attended college briefly in Minneapolis, before returning to Lovell.
She married and had two sons but eventually divorced. Though she did not fit the mold of an average college student, she returned to college to pursue degrees in psychology and social work at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She later earned her master’s degree from Arizona State University before moving to Safford, Ariz., where she worked as a counselor for various agencies for many years. Throughout her career, she continued to seek education and ongoing training, including special work with people who had brain injuries.
Jewell eventually realized her dream of opening her own counseling practice when she established the Schildhauer Center for Adaptive Life Skills. Within that setting, she continued to serve the community that she loved. Her life was filled with the desire to help those in need and she loved those in what she called “her extended family.” She loved helping veterans and others in need.
Her interests included clowning and teaching clowning to children, rock hounding, antelope hunting, and stargazing. She pursued each interest with the determination to “do it herself.”
She is survived by her sons, Steve (Cindy) and Roger Moore, and her sisters, Leah Brown and Joy Bergloff. She had several nieces and nephews, and loving friends.
Interment services will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Mount View Cemetery in Basin.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that you make a charitable contribution in her name to the Wounded Warrior Project (http://woundedwarriorproject.org).
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