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Alverda D. Lien

November 8, 2018

Alverda Doris Lien, 98, passed away on November 8, 2018 in Lacey, Washington after a short illness.  She grew up on a 160-acre farm on South Ridge between Westby and Coon Valley, Wisconsin, as the youngest of eight children of Ole and Oline Josephine Larson.  Alverda and her future husband, Arthur M. Lien, were 1938 graduates of Westby High School.  They were married October 30, 1942 in Tampa, Florida.  She was the mother of four sons.  As a military wife, she lived in Denver, CO, Bakersfield, CA, Kearney, NE, Austin, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Merced, CA, Riverside, CA, Arlington, VA, Bellevue, WA, Lancaster, CA, Alexandria, VA, and Lacey, WA.  Besides being a gracious and fastidious homemaker, she loved gardening and cooking.  She and her husband were master bridge players and once played several tournament hands with Omar Sharif.  Her husband Arthur, her parents, her seven siblings, and her youngest son James B. Lien preceded her in death.  She is survived by sons John D. Lien, Esq. of Traverse City, MI, Colonel Richard A. Lien, USAF (Ret) of Colorado Springs, CO, Robert M. LIen of Tumwater, WA, and their spouses, granddaughter Carolyn M. Brewer of Colorado Springs, CO, grandson Major Christopher E. Lien, USAF,  of Oklahoma City, OK, and great-grandson Samuel E. Dye of Colorado Springs, CO.  A visitation will be held at the Seland Funeral Home, Coon Valley, WI from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 with a graveside service at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church cemetery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  A celebration of Alverda's life will be held at the Stockyard Grill in Coon Valley, WI following the graveside service.

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