Alice Burgess

March 9, 1925 — December 12, 2016

Alice Jones Holt Burgess, 91, passed away on December 12, 2016. She was born March 9, 1925, in St. George, Utah and the third child to Isabelle Leavitt Jones and William Vaughn Jones.

A life-long resident of Washington County, she attended school in Veyo, Gunlock and St. George, Utah. She graduated from the Dixie College Nursing program. She resided in LaVerkin, Utah for over forty years.

On April 21, 1943, she married Merlyn K Holt (deceased), She was married to J Burton Burgess, September 13, 2006, enjoying several happy years together until the present time.

Merlyn and Alice were the parents of seven children: Carolyn (Ferrell) DeMille, Marilyn (Ben, deceased) Brown, Lana Kay (Paul) Nickolaus, Danny Merlyn (Wendy) Holt, Bradford Ralston (Diane) Holt, Kim Layne Holt (deceased), Kelly Mark (Kimberly Dawn) Holt.

Alice enjoyed being a homemaker and was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She worked in various other jobs for over twenty years, including (old) Dixie Hospital, Zions Bank, Klothes Kloset and ABC shop before retiring in 1990.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alice enjoyed serving in the Relief Society and attending the temple.

Her hobbies included: hunting, hiking, gardening, baking bread and making baby quilts.

Alice is survived by husband, J Burton Burgess, sister, Maurine Hoff, daughters: Carolyn, Marilyn and Lana Kay; sons: Danny, Brad, and Kelly; sisters-in-law, Ferrell Jones and Mary Jones;

23 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, LaVerne; brothers: Loren and Keith Jones, husband, Merlyn K; son, Kim Layne Holt, granddaughter, Shelly, grandsons: Cory Holt and Tanner James Holt.

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Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. 
  • A visitation will be held prior to services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the mortuary. 
  • Interment will be in the LaVerkin Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit   

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