Tallon, Alice M., Saginaw, Michigan


Our wonderful Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013. Alice Mary Ruff was born in Saginaw, Michigan on January 23, 1917 to the late Herman M. and Martha (Geiger) Ruff. She married Peter Tallon, Jr. September 21, 1940 and they shared 53 years of marriage before his death on April 15, 1993. She was employed as a nurse for many years in various local doctor offices, retiring in 1976. Alice was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Saginaw and was an active member of its Mary Martha Circle. She also attended bible classes, worked on vacation bible school, and served on many church committees and functions throughout her life. Alice was a member of the Makere Temple No. 99 Daughters of the Nile. Her spirited personality and caring ways will be a great memory to all of her family and many friends. She always found the best in everyone and anyone that met her instantly loved her. Surviving are her children; Peter (Mary Ellen) Tallon III of Saginaw, Timothy (Sallie) Tallon of Kalamazoo, five grandchildren; Brent (Jennie) Tallon of Grandville, Bethany (Michael) Warber of Keller, TX, Melissa Tallon of Kalamazoo, Allison Tallon (husband Corey Lehman) of Brooklyn, NY, and Ryan Tallon of Kalamazoo, four great grandchildren; Jacob and Caeley Tallon, and Caroline and Nicholas Warber, her sister Barbara (Doug) Pieper of Pinckney, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter and her brother Marwood Ruff. Funeral service will take place on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4690 Tittabawassee Road. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47), on Sunday, July 14 from 3:00-7:00 p.m., and at the church on Monday one hour before the service. Memorial offerings are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or the charity of choice. www.reitzherzberg.com