Florence Prince Alvey passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the age of 102 at her daughter, Lucinda’s home in Cedar City. Florence was born on November 23, 1918 to Agnes Sarepta Heywood and Joseph Oscar Prince in Panguitch. She married Melvin Alvey on September 2, 1952 in the Manti Temple. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2003.
Florence is survived by their three children: Helen, (Rick) Pruitt, Lucinda (Neuman) Duncan, and Melvin Wayne (Siri Draper) Alvey; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers and sisters: Alice, Mildred, Della, Cecil, Grace, Sarepta, Rulon, Helen, Howard, Laurence (twin); an infant grandson, Christopher Wayne Alvey and infant great-granddaughter, Lucy Anita Duncan.
She was a pilot and served in the WASP during World War II. Florence had a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. She was very active in church and community, serving in many callings in both ward and stake Relief Society. She was a 4-H leader, PTA president, DUP officer. She had glorious handwriting and wrote many letters to family and friends. She loved to read good books, do all kinds of handwork, and was the family genealogist.
The family would like to express appreciation for Maree Prince and the Iron Country Home Health care givers for their loving care of Florence.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00 Noon in the Escalante Stake Center where friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30. Burial will be in Escalante Cemetery with military honors by the Escalante American Legion Post #0114 and Utah Honor Guard. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Florence’s obituary. Due to COVID-19, all attendees must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina, and Manti.
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