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Alice (Helper) (Gonzales) Grimsley

Posted 2010-12-18 by Sharon
Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
January 1, 1987 – page 11

Alice “Helper” Grimsley, 66, of Nipomo, Calif., died Dec. 10 in a Santa Barbara, Calif. hospital.

She was born on July 22, 1920 in Bernalleo, N. M. and moved to Nipomo 28 years ago.

She was raised in Wickenburg, the daughter of Raymundo and Nora Gonzales and resided at the current site of the Wickenburg Community Action Program/Social Services Office at 248 Washington St. The Family moved to Wickenburg in 1932 and Grimsley attended the Little Red Schoolhouse from the first through eighth grades.
She worked as a waitress in California and was an avid citizens band radio operator; her handle was “Helper.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy “Pappy” Grimsley in January of 1976 and is survived by one step-son, Guy Grimsley, of Riverside, Calif.; one step daughter, Bonnie Rae Rudow, of Lodi, Calif.; six brother, Fidel Gonzales, of Phoenix, , Dr. Patrick Gonzales of Pensacola, Fla., Raymond Gonzales, of Huntington Park, Calif., James Gonzales, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Manual Gonzales, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. and Ronald Gonzales, of Los Angeles; three sisters, Theresa Orosco, of Los Angeles, Mary Sumner, of San Bernardino, Calif. and Shirley Kerscher, of Santa Maria, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Recitation of the rosary was conducted Dec. 12 in the Wood-Voakes Mortuary Chapel in Arroyo Grande, Calif. Graveside services were Dec. 13 in the Arroyo Grande Cemetery with the Rev. Rudy Ruiz officiating. Casket bearers were Raymond Gonzales, James Gonzales, Manual Gonzales, Joey Duncan, Richard Oberly and Michael Kerscher.

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