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Alice L (Ralston) Hinton

June 30, 1943 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 76)

Alice Lorraine Hinton, 76, passed away June 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  

Alice was born in Holdrege, Nebraska on June 30, 1943 to George and Frances (Murray) Ralston and was the oldest of 6 children. Alice was preceded in death by her father George Ralston, mother Frances Ralston and brother John Ralston.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years Jack Hinton, daughter Sheri (Hinton) Wiske and son-in-law Dave Wiske and daughter Tricia Hinton-Potter and son-in-law Gene Potter, grandchildren Lauren Wiske, Andrew Wiske, Taylor Potter and Connor Potter. Alice lived in or near Stockville, Nebraska before graduating from high school at age 16.  She moved to McCook, Nebraska following graduation to attend McCook College and work as an Attorney’s assistant. After both Alice and Jack graduated from college, they were married on June 23, 1963 and moved to Denver, Colorado that fall.

Alice retired from the City and County of Broomfield in 2007 after 27 years of service in Human Resources. She hired many of the present-day employees and was a valued source for counsel and advice during her tenure at Broomfield. A current employee recently stated “Alice was a fixture at Broomfield”. People skills were one of Alice’s special gifts. She made a positive and memorable impression on people in both her professional and personal life. Whether you knew Alice for a long or short time, her caring, attentive and genuine personality shown through. Alice was also a take charge person who stepped up without hesitation in a leadership role to achieve a goal or provide guidance when needed. Her leadership tendencies began as a very young child. However, the best description Jack gives Alice is “warm and fuzzy”. 

Alice and Jack resided in Thornton, Colorado where she was and will continue in spirit to be the Matriarch of her family. Alice was very passionate about her family. Grandchildren were of the utmost importance in her life. Her leadership and commitment to the grandchildren has had and will always have a profound impact on them. She attended every athletic, musical or event they were involved in as her physical being would allow.

Alice’s favorite holiday was July 4th at the Lake Maloney house near North Platte, Nebraska. Alice’s rationale for the purchase of the Maloney house was she wanted a dock where she could access a watercraft. That dock was used to board her very own super charged jet ski. The Maloney house is a favorite destination of Alice’s entire family and most of all it’s where unforgettable memories are made. Alice’s extended family refers to Maloney as the Gathering Place. Thanks, Alice for wanting a dock. 

Alice was a warrior who endured many major health issues during her life time. Among those were cancer survivor and seven-year liver transplant survivor. The liver team of Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital {PSL} extended Alice’s life multiple times. PSL Team members have been with Alice 25 plus years. A donation to Donate Life America at https://give.classy.org/AliceHinton supports on-going efforts to extend and save lives.

The family will hold celebrations of life for Alice in Nebraska and Colorado sometime in the future.

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