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Alice Kristal Holmes

09/13/1933 - 09/13/2019

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Alice Kristal Holmes, 86, passed away peacefully in her home on her birthday. Alice, lovingly referred to as “Grammie” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, of whom she adored, was born to David and Esther Kristal. She was sealed to the Gladys and Merwin Biggs family, when she made the decision to convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the age of 14 years. She referred to this decision as one of the best she made in her lifetime. She met Leo Lamar Holmes while serving his LDS mission in El Monte, California. They married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 22nd, 1952. Alice had the singing voice of an angel and recorded a love song for her husband when they were first married. As a convert to the LDS church, Alice was passionate about researching and submitting names of her ancestors for Temple Ordinances. She submitted over 14,000 names. Alice always opened her home to those who were in need. Alice was loved by her family and friends, and dearly missed by all.

Alice is survived by her daughters: Kristene Poulsen, Diane Wilsted, Kaylyn Fletcher, Lisa Gifford, and Jennifer Rich, 24 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lamar Holmes, daughter Leslie, grandsons Clint Coppin, and Adam Fletcher.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 South 400 East Springville, Utah.

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  • Alice was a bright light to see every day here at The Ivy At Draper… We have loved getting to know her and her cute little dog. We will miss seeing her in the hallways ,her positive energy and beautiful smile.

    Love the Ivy Team,
    Annette Lake, Christian Greene, Rachel MacMaster, Dave Altman,

    — The Ivy At Draper
  • Very saddened to learn of Alice’s passing. We connected back in January 2004 over our common Deiches family connection and it was always fun to work with her on our mutual trees. She survived her two heart attacks back then (‘I “died” twice’ she told me), and we stayed in touch over the 15 years I knew her. My heart sinks knowing she’s gone.

    Eli Savada
    Bethesda MD

    — Eli Savada

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