of Subiaco, AR
March 23, 1950 - September 10, 2022
Alyce Strahan, 72, a resident of Subiaco, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 in Fort Smith.She was born March 23, 1950 in Fort Defiance, Arizona to the late John Sam Sr. and Frances (Shorty) Sam. Alyce spent her working years, first at the Paris Pants Factory, then most recently at the Subiaco Abbey. In addition to her parents, Alyce was preceded in death by her husband, John Strahan; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include a son, Cody Strahan of Subiaco; three brothers, Steven Sam of Houck, Arizona, Lawrence Sam of Cornfield, Arizona and Gilbert Sam of Houck, Arizona; a sister, Pauline Peshlakai of Sanders, Arizona and a niece, Carmelita Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris.The funeral mass will be held at 9:40 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco with Fr. Patrick Boland, OSB and Fr. Mark Stengel, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in Corley Cemetery near Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be David Wright, Robert Pugh, Gilbert Sam, Nick McDaniel, Sergio Arredondo, Matt Noble and William Stehle.
Cody, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom and I were partners during Adoration at the Abby before Covid hit. We would visit every week before we started our Adoration. I had cancer a few years before she did, so we had a lot to talk about. She was so proud of you! You were her whole world. You were truly blessed to have her as a mother. I just saw Brother Joseph’s copy of her bereavement on Facebook. I have been meaning to call her, and now I’ve waited too long. Again, I am so sorry.
We will all miss Alyce immensely. A compassionate, gentle, and loving soul who always had a smile and kind word for all she encountered. May she rest in peace!
I will miss you, thanks for all the love you share with us. I’m happy for you that on heaven already .Love youMay your soul Rest In Peace
It was an honor to have known such a great person.
Cody, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of your mother passing. God bless you!
Rest in peace Alyce.
She always had a kind word and carried herself with a quiet grace.
Alyce will be missed deeply in the family. She has been a great friend and cousin-n-law and her smile would ways brighten your day when you were down. She was there for me on those days.You’ll be missed deeply Alyce .
She was such a sweet lady. Met here through my sister-in-law. She and Kathy were good friends. Love and Prayers for Cody and the family.
Always a kind word. Always a smile. Alyce will be missed.
Alyce was a true joy to work with. She was so attentive to her work and always willing to help any of us monks whenever we were in need. May God bless her abundantly on her next journey. I know she will be praying for us.
My deepest condolences. Alyce was a beautiful kind soul. She will be very greatly missed.
God bless you Cody. You will always be a Corley Loop Boy. We are praying for you and your family.Nub & Quita NehusDalton & Kady NehusWyatt Nehus
Alyce was a wonderful woman of faith, she was quiet in demeanor and kind to others. Alyce was a dedicated fellow employee at Subiaco Abbey Kitchen. Her work was top notch. She often would voluntarily step up to work extra when she could see that we were short handed.... especially on weekends. She courageously and humbly battled health setbacks with faith, patience and grace. Our prayers are with Cody. We will dearly miss Alyce, may she rest in peace.
I know that her Subiaco boys will miss her! She always had a smile on her face. May she Rest In Peace.