September 5, 1933 - November 10, 2021
On the morning of November 10, 2021, Alice Richey Mann passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Alice was born September 5, 1933 in St. Johns, Arizona, the second of six children born to Guy and Gladys Richey. She was raised in the small community of St. Johns, participating in a host of scholarly and musical activities, including representing her high school at Girls’ State, and excelling in Glee Club, Madrigals, Choir as a piano accompanist, and cheerleader. Alice attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she met her husband, Paul Mann. They were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple on October 9, 1953. Alice was an active, devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life, serving the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations. She was also an accomplished pianist, organist, and accompanist, sharing her talents as early as a young teenager and throughout her life in innumerable venues until she was no longer able to actively play, the result of suffering for decades from the effects of arthritis. She also was a respected piano teacher, passing on her skills and legacy to others. In addition to her desire to educate others, Alice, while in the midst of raising six children as a dedicated loving mother, battling to teach them to play the piano, sing, and read music, returned to college to continue her education and complete her bachelor’s degree in music, and receive a subsequent teacher certification. Perhaps her demonstrated desire for continuous learning and teaching inspired her to always be a great source of information, advice and sometimes skepticism to others, whether it was solicited or not. She always wanted the best for everyone. Learning at a young age to sew, she became an accomplished seamstress, providing her family with everything from school and leisure clothing to prom dresses and suits. If it existed, she would have been granted a lifetime frequent shopper pass to the local fabric store, where she could always be seen demonstrating frugality in purchasing fabric and patterns to make clothing for her family. This trait of financial frugality guided her throughout her married life as the bookkeeper, collector, and investor for the various business ventures she and her husband participated in during their lives. Their homes in Utah and California were always a sanctuary for weary travelers, a destination, an oasis, or place to just stop by and stay awhile, where a talking cookie jar was always full, or countless large meals could be consumed, which always included her famous Snickers salad at all large family gatherings that she hosted. For her talents, her advice, her devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ and her husband, children and extended family, and her continual prayers and support for others, she will always be remembered, and loved. She will be particularly remembered for her tireless service as the caregiver for her husband for many years prior to his passing. Alice has been reunited with her husband, Paul; her parents; son, David; grandson, Cameron; siblings, Joe, Bill, Ben, Linda, and many others. Alice is survived by her sister, Anne (Jim) Waite; children: daughter Paula Williams, daughter-in-law Nancy Mann (David) McDougal, daughter Rhonda (Roger) Jeppsen, son Howard (Nancy), daughter Marie (Paul) Neubert, son Tyler (Twilla); 30 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30-10:50 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bergmortuary.com.
On the morning of November 10, 2021, Alice Richey Mann passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Alice was born September 5, 1933 in St. Johns, Arizona, the second of six children born to Guy and Gladys Richey. She was raised in the small community... View Obituary & Service Information
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