Alice Gaye (Jensen) Halladay was born on November 24, 1933 in Duchesne, Utah to her parents George Lawrence Jenson and Della Marretta (Clement) Jenson. Alice was the tenth of eleven children. She spent most of her growing up years in Duchesne, surrounded by her immediate and extended family. Alice spoke frequently about her sisters and the positive and valuable impact they had on her life.
Alice met the love of her life, Terril J Halladay while they both attended Duchesne high school. They married shortly after their high school graduation in the Salt Lake temple on October 24, 1952. Within a few years, they had all of their children, Sharon, Ranae, Stuart and Terrilyn. Terry was always on the go and needed change often. Because of that the family moved around frequently. On May 13, 1967, while the family was living in Salt Lake, the entire family was in a car accident that resulted in the deaths of their children Sharon and Stuart. Each of the surviving members of the family thought about them daily. Alice had mentioned in recent months how she was looking forward to being reunited with her children and Terry.
Alice worked as the Postmaster for Bridgeland, Utah from January 1971 until her retirement in October 1992. She enjoyed the work and also the interaction with those in her community. As the post office was attached to the family home she could spend time in her garden and attend to the household chores (which she truly enjoyed) while working.
Terry and Alice loved spending time outdoors. Terry would lead the way and Alice would happily follow in their adventures. When they became grandparents they included taking their 3 grandchildren along. They would frequent Nation Parks, fishing areas, Fort Bridger and many more places. In doing so, they created great memories and instilled a love for the outdoors for the whole family.
In 1998 Terry and Alice served an LDS mission in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry was in charge of the missionary fleet of vehicles and Alice focused her service at the mission office with referrals and transfers. She loved the time spent at Winter Quarters and was so excited to learn how to use a computer.
After Terry passed away in 2010, Alice moved from Duchesne to Provo to be closer to her daughter Ranae and her grandchildren. She also spent time in Nebraska with her daughter Terrilyn. Alice spent her later years tending her great grandchildren and being an active supporter of their athletic endeavors. Alice loved being with people and was always happy to meet someone new. She continued to enjoy the outdoors through her passion for walking, a pastime that was a part of her every day until recently.
Alice is survived by her daughters Ranae (Glenn) Paystrup and Terrilyn (Jeff) Stout, her 3 grandchildren Emily Thomson, Roger Paystrup, and Brittany Restrepo and her 7 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, and her husband Terry Halladay and 2 children.
There will be a viewing held for Alice on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 at 1PM, to be directly followed by a funeral service at 2PM at Redwood Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery in Salt Lake City, UT.