Alyce Louise O'Keefe -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- Alyce Louise O'Keefe, 83, of Rio Rancho, N.M., a former dietitian at Mayo Clinic, died July 1, 2005, in Rio Rancho, following a lengthy illness with rheumatoid arthritis. Her body was cremated.

Alyce Louise Glomski was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Minnesota City, Minn., and then moved to Rochester, where she grew up on the family farm. In 1940, she married Robert O'Keefe in Lewiston. She lived in El Reno, Okla., and Santa Fe, N.M., from 1945 to 1965, and moved back to Rochester in 1965. In 1983, she retired to Silver City, N.M., where she helped start and operate O'Keefe's Bookshop with two of her sons. She donated some of her own books to the store inventory; the bookstore is still in business. In 2000, she moved to Rio Rancho. She enjoyed books, reading and music.

Survivors include four sons, Tom of Farmington, N.M., Bob and Dennis, both of Silver City, and Daniel of Santa Fe; one daughter, Kathleen O'Keefe, of Rio Rancho; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Harriet Monson of Independence, Mo.; and one brother, Marvin Fischer of Rochester. Her husband and one brother preceded her in death.

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