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Alice Rae Collette

•Alice Rae Collette, 90, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away on Jan. 5, 2023. Alice was born March 19, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to August Hughes and Alice Hughes.
Hot Springs was home to Alice for the last 24 years, enjoying life on Lake Hamilton. She enjoyed hosting her children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raising a family in support of her geologist husband, Ken, took Alice to various parts of the country from Missouri to Florida, Gerogia, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana and ultimately Arkansas. Children and family always came first. Living in New Orleans allowed Alice to perfect Cajun cooking and her recipes have become family heirlooms. The perfect day was watching her grandkids playing the pool with friends from Davis, enjoying a glass of wine on the back deck and sharing an opinion or two on Cardinal baseball.
Alice is preceded in death by her father, August Hughes; mother, Alice Hughes; husband William (Ken) Collette and daughter Jean Corbett.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Collette; sons Steve (Mary) and John (Karen); six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and son-in-law William Corbett.

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