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Alicia Neash
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Alicia Morning Star Groves
1937 - 2018
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Obituary for Alicia Morning Star Groves Neash

Alicia Morning Star Groves  Neash
Alicia Morning Star Grove Neash passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at her home. She was 80 years old.
A wake will be held at the family home at 5622 County Road 521, Bayfield, CO 81122, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Southern Ute Memorial Chapel, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Ouray Cemetery in Ignacio, CO.
Alicia was born August 27, 1937, to Jenny Grove in Ignacio and grew up in Ignacio. She worked as a "candy striper" when she was young. She was a member of the Native American Church and held reign as a lifetime princess of Dirty Shame Gourd Society (Dirty Shame, Oklahoma). Alicia loved to travel and she was on the Pow-wow Trail. She made many relatives. Alicia was a Sundancer and was also a traditional dancer of the Pow-wow Circle. She knew her traditional culture and was proud.
Alicia married Alfred Armstrong and he preceded her in death as well as by her mother: Jenny Grove; two uncles: Roy and John Grove; Aunt: Bessie Grove; and her grandson Francis "Chief" Cloud Taylor.
She has six daughters: Benitz Armstrong of Atlantic City, NJ, Alfreda Bailey (sps Marvin Bailey) of Oklahoma City, OK, Carletta Nez, Kimberly Armstrong, Kayla Armstorng and Joyce Delaware Ford - all of Ignacio. Alicia has 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She took pride in life; she was a woman of devout prayer and always kind and smiling. She has many relations in the Four Directions.
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