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Alice Dorothy Praegitzer Jolley Ferrin

Jul. 1, 1923 - Jul. 7, 2017

Date of Service: Jul. 15, 2017

Sorry to announce the passing of Alice Dorothy Praegitzer Jolley Ferrin born on July 1, 1923 in Kimama, Idaho. She passed on July 7, 2017 in American Fork, Utah. Widow of the late Norman E. Ferrin and daughter of the late John Praegitzer and Regina Heer Praegitzer. Alice was always equivocating about her age and went to successful extremes to hide it but now the cat is out of the bag. Her secret to the fountain of youth was “picking an age and sticking with it”.

She is the last sister in the Praegitzer family to go on to her eternal reward. She was preceded I death by Lenora Praegitzer Miller, and her sister Virginia (Ginny) Praegitzer Bohler, Barker, Jolley. She leaves two brothers behind: Ray Praegitzer Burley, Idaho and Dick Praegitzer Meridian, Idaho.

She also leaves behind her 3 children: Rita Sharon Jolley Phillips Eagle Mountain, Utah, Wayne Russell Jolley Anchorage, Alaska and Clyde Lamont Jolley last known residence in Twin Falls Idaho. As well as dozens of grandchildren and even a few great-grandchildren scattered in California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

Alice loved people. She worked as a server at Perkins Restaurant in Burley Idaho until she was 90. She bowled for more than 55 years. She always bragged about the 300 game she got with 8 pin no tap. She was a volunteer at Cassia Regional Hospital for over 25 years. She enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Lady Lionesses and was also a Lady Elk. Alice spent the last year and a half of her life at Bel Aire Assisted Living Memory Care in American Fork, Utah. She had everyone there believing that she had actually bowled a 300 game as she had the newspaper clipping to prove it. She enjoyed dancing, playing her accordion and her organ until just a couple of weeks before her body started to decline and shut down. She had activities every day to keep her busy. She was proud of the ceramics and quilts she had made that she had on prominent display in her room for all to enjoy again and again.
She maintained her sense of humor and quick wit to the end. We are sure she is happy to return to Rupert to be retired until the resurrection.

Viewing for family and friends will be held at Hansen Mortuary 710 6th Street Rupert, Idaho from 6-8 p.m. Friday July 14th. Graveside will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 15 at the north side of the Rupert Cemetery located at 450 N Meridian Rupert, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Alice Dorothy Praegitzer Jolley Ferrin

From Shirley Hicks:
Aunt Alice was the sweetest lady. She would call my dad, Dean Ferrin (who was blind), and tell him stories and jokes that she had heard. She would visit with him for quite a while. It would help fill up his empty day. She would call him quite regularly and for that I am very grateful. I would love it when she and Uncle Norman would visit. She was such a funny lady and so full of life. She was such a breath of fresh air. We all will miss her.
From Gail Anderson:
It was always such a joy to have Alice there for our Line Dance nights, and so much fun at the Declo Lion's club charter parties! I love the way she lived her life with so much energy. She brought a lot of laughter to every activity we shared and I missed her when she moved to Utah.
From Gail Anderson:
It was always such a joy to have Alice there for our Line Dance nights, and so much fun at the Declo Lion's club charter parties! I love the way she lived her life with so much energy. She brought a lot of laughter to every activity we shared and I missed her when she moved to Utah.
From Louise Harrington:
Rita, sorry for your mom's passing. Gratefully, we know you will see her again. She sounds like a spunky gal. It must be in the genes.
From Annie (Ballance) Holmes:
Dick, Wayne & Family - The first time I met Alice I was 16 and really scared she would rat me out to my parents for skipping school with Wayne and Clyde. She didn't! All she said was you kids need an education and I will keep still if you promise NOT to do it again. What a lovely lady. We had many laughs through the years. Prayers are with all of you. Dance your way to Heaven dear friend.
From Jeremy Casper:
I love you grandma!! So glad I got to be with you for the last 3 hours of your time here on earth before you passed! Until we meet again ??.
From Linda Short:
I am sure your mom danced her way into heaven. Can you imagine all of the stories she has to share. I know she will be missed but I also know that we will all be together again.
From Geri Alejandro, Director of Volunteers, Cassia Regional Hosp:
We will surely miss all of Alice's jokes and stories. She shared her candy making talent with all her friends at Christmas time. You knew you were her friend if you received her chocolate covered goodies! I will always remember her during the 4th of July celebrations and a great story she always told about her lighting fireworks in her yard! She will be especially missed by her friends at Cassia on Friday afternoons! My condolences to her family! She was loved by those who knew her!
From Cathy (Lawson) Ingalls:
Dear family of Alice, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was very happy to call this "lady" my friend from when we worked together at a café in Rupert..say 50 years ago.. and forever. We bowled together, and laughed together. She would always tell anyone "not" to let me drive their car if it had bad breaks... RIP dear friend you are missed..
From Joyce Reas:
I worked with Alice at cassia Regional for over 20 years. Friday afternoons were ours. We always had fun working together in the snack bar, sharing many jokes and stories. I loved working with her. She was quite a lady and I missed her when she had to move Farewell alice , don't forget to share your talents; jokes and stories with your new comrades.
From Peggy Hess:
Alice was the life of the party. Bowled with her in the 80's and became a Lioness and then a Lion with her. She was a hard worker and always made it fun. I will never forget the Charter party of the Declo Lions, she won a huge bra in the raffle so she put it on over her clothes and everyone loved her for it. She made me laugh. She will truly be missed.
From Donna L. Caldwell Price:
So very sorry to hear of her passing. I always loved her spunkieness .My deepest condolences .
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