Alice Mae Graden Montgomery
Alice Montgomery peacefully returned home into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on 17 December 2018. A Seattle native, she moved to Provo, Utah in 2011 to spend more time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was an avid genealogist and spent over 60 years of her life researching, writing family histories, taking and collecting family photos, visiting old family homesteads, and making warm and lasting associations with relatives all over the country. We are confident that Alice was eagerly met by the tens of thousands for whom she provided an opportunity to embrace the gospel. For this selfless service, her name is called, “Blessed.”
Alice spent decades of her life as a piano teacher in Seattle, Washington. She taught her students the beauty of many different styles of music as they developed their piano performance skills. Hundreds of students can thank her for her dedication to and love of music.
After her husband, Merlin Frank Montgomery, passed away in 1982, she bought a van and armed with her courage, traveled all over the country to visit places she had always wanted to see and meet people she always wanted to meet. She spent several weeks each summer visiting family in Provo. Each of her grandchildren remember their “special night in the van with Grandma,” eating ice cream bars and hearing Grandma’s stories.
She also gave her grandchildren the opportunity to spend a few weeks, during the summer, in their teen-age years in her home in Seattle, Washington. She kept a dizzying pace seeing the sites and introduced them to her friends with great love and pride. Only at Grandma’s house could you eat her famous homemade loganberry pie with ice cream for breakfast each morning.
Alice will be laid to rest in Seattle, Washington beside her beloved husband. A memorial service honoring her life will be given there at a later date.
Her family wishes to thank her loving hospice workers, neighbors and friends at Cove Point Retirement Center, and especially, her dear friends from her HOA neighborhood in west Provo who filled her life with inestimable joy.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.walkersanderson.com.