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Alice Clement Griess
Alice Clement Griess

September 30, 1932 - March 13, 2017
Born in San Bernandino, California
Resided in Ogden, UT
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Alice Clement Griess
September 30, 1932 – March 13, 2017

Alice Griess passed away, after struggling with Congestive Heart Failure. She was born on September 30, 1932. One of two children born to Antone & Doris Smith Clement in San Bernardino Ca. Sister Rose currently resides in Upland Ca. Alice attended Gardena High school. She married Harry Barney in 1950 and they had three children. Larry, Carol, and Joe (Marilyn). Alice and Harry were later divorced. Alice met Donald Heathcote Sr. at a church dance in 1966 and they married in 1967 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. They had one son, Donald Heathcote JR. They were separated by the death of Donald Heathcote in 1979. Alice met Robert, (Bob) Griess in 1985 at a PWP, Parents Without Partners' dance. They married in 1987. Robert Griess passed away in 2007. Alice remained single after Bobs passing.
Though she was a resident of Ogden for the last thirty-two years, she always longed to be back in California, the state that "She loved". When her granddaughter Emily was born, Alice and late husband Bob, made a promise to be the world's best grandparents. she lived her life to fulfill that promise and that is what kept her in Utah. Alice had four Grandchildren. James, Emily, Olivia and Joshua. She loved all 4 "Equally", as she often stated.
Alice was a little lady, that was known for her great big bear hugs. When she hugged you; you could feel it for days. This was the love she put in those hugs. Never wanting to end a conversation with just a goodbye, Alice would always say, "You can't escape", or "You're not getting away." Meaning that a big loving hug was going to ensue. Alice was always on the side of and advocating for the underdog and disadvantaged. Alice taught her children to always treat people by how they acted, and not by the color of their skin. This innate need to help the unrepresented, lead her to a life of advocating for animal's rights. This extreme love for animals, got her into trouble at various times like the following situation. While walking into a restaurant, she by chance passed by a person who had fresh game arrayed in the bed of their pickup. She started shouting at the man and calling him a murderer. Needless to say; her family had to quickly escort her into the eatery.
Alice was a little lady that was not afraid to back down from anyone, when they were acting inappropriately. Alice was a huge Country Music fan. Alice lost her son Larry to cancer in 1997. Alice wore her heart on her sleeve and what a big heart that was. Unfortunately, it was her heart that gave way on her. To the greatest mom and grandma and sister and friend a person could ever have. We love and miss you so very much.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd.

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Myers Evergreen Memorial Park
100 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
March 25, 2017
1:00 PM
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Graveside
100 Monroe Blvd
Ogden, UT US 84404
March 25, 2017
1:00 PM