We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Converse Chapel
Funeral services for Alice Vollman, 94, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 23, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Alice Vollman passed away peacefully Sunday, May 15, 2022 at her home near Douglas, Wyoming. Alice was born to Joseph Clarence “Joe” and Rachel Cora (Towl) Leeling in Hat Creek, Wyoming on Monday, April 2, 1928. She was the fifth of eight children.
Her family moved to Manville, Wyoming when she was in third grade where she finished school and graduated in 1946. After graduating from high school Alice spent a year in California living with her aunt Alice, working at JC Penney’s. She returned to Wyoming because her sweetheart Bill lived there.
Alice met William R. “Bill” Vollman at a dance at the La Prele Hall in 1945 while he was home on leave from the United States Navy. The two of them enjoyed dancing throughout their life. Alice and Bill were married on June 29, 1947 in Douglas. They lived at the family ranch with Bill’s parents until they were able to build their own home.
Bill and Alice had three children, Vicki, Robert, and Lori. In 1968, Vicki and Bill’s mother died in a car accident. Alice was a true ranch wife, cooking for the crew and helping do the work to keep the ranch running. She also drove school bus during the week. Alice taught herself to sew and became a master seamstress making clothing and beautiful quilts for family and friends.
Alice and Bill took a Dale Carnegie course together and Alice found her voice. She served as secretary for Crime Stoppers and made quilts to be carried by law enforcement to help children suffering from trauma. She served as vice president of the Wyoming Pioneer Association and recruited many new members. She helped organize the Northwest Farm Bureau, served as secretary for the Converse County Farm Bureau, was involved in the La Prele Homemakers and participated in a sorority in Glenrock.
Alice lost Bill in April, 2021 after more than 73 years of marriage.
Alice was preceded in death by her father, Joe Leeling, on March 17, 1951; mother, Rachel Leeling Schuricht, on January 27, 1990; her daughter, Vicki Pickinpaugh, on March 28, 1968; husband, Bill Vollman, on April 21, 2021; and siblings, Jim Leeling on November 12, 2020, Sam Leeling on June 18, 1992, Vera Strachan on June 12, 2021, Frances Dickau-Mitchell on December 9, 2018, Bernita Kiever on May 5, 2016, and Eileen Allsup on May 18, 2013.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Sherry) Vollman of Douglas; daughter, Lori (Darrel) Brown of DeKalb, Missouri; grandsons, Brady (Roni) and Jared (Mandy) Vollman both of Douglasand Aaron (Rachel) Brown and Eric (Katie) Brown both of DeKalb; great grandchildren Joslyn, Cadence, Lauryn, and Zander Vollman all of Douglas and Hunter, Shelby, Erin and Dodge Brown all of DeKalb; sister, Virginia Linneman of Gillette, Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Dickau, Jess Dickau, Ed Fink, Greg Kruse, George Pile, and Dennis Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wyoming Pioneer Association, P.O. Box 1545, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com