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Alice Wanda Pay Bateman King

06/07/1917 - 10/10/2017

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On October 10, 2017 Alice Wanda Pay Bateman King passed away at the age of 100 in South Jordan, Utah.  Alice was born on June 7, 1917 to Edward James Pay, Jr. and Eda Marion Tranter in Nephi, Utah.  She was very proud of her pioneer heritage and her great-grandparent’s Richard and Mary Goble Pay. Alice spent her childhood in Nephi and the family moved to Salt Lake City where she graduated from high school. She and her husband, Jay S. Bateman, lived in Salt Lake City and owned four jewelry stores, two in SLC, one in Tooele and another in Dugway. They sold the two SLC stores to cover medical costs and moved to Tooele in about 1948. Alice was active in the LDS church, the Lady Lions and other community activities in Tooele. She returned to live in Salt Lake City several years later.  Alice’s 100th birthday party was in June and the family all gathered and enjoyed her sweetness and great sense of humor.

Alice is preceded in death by her first husband Jay S. Bateman, second husband George King, and two grandsons.  She is survived by one son and two daughters; Ronald J. & Gloria Bateman, Springville, UT, Karen A. Nielsen, Salt Lake City, UT, and Linda M. Brandes, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, with 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, October 20th, 2017, at 11am at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 So. & 1950 East Sandy, Utah 84092).  Friends may call at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 10am and visit with family prior to the funeral service. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

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  • Dear Ron & Gloria,
    Your Mom was such a nice lady. I met her a few times years ago when she was visiting your family. I know that you are finding comfort in knowing that you will see her again, and that she has “graduated” . What peace that brings!

    “Cherish the memories, God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.”
    Much Love,

    — Judi Smits
  • I will never forget your sweet manner and your cute smile. My favorite memory of you was at Linda’s birthday party at my house when you thought my lemonade was so good. You were very happy giggling away, we enjoyed watching you have fun. We finally figured out you were liking the wrong lemonade too much. Mikes Hard Lemonade wasn’t what a cute Mormon lady would normally drink. We laughed so much after finding out what your mistake was. You had this little sparkle in your eye as if saying, “well that wasn’t such a bad mistake.”
    I love you Alice Pay!
    Say hi to George for me.
    May your soul fly to the farthest reaches of heaven.

    — Leona Schweizer
  • Karen, Linda, Ron and family,

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Alice.

    Alice was a warm hearted person of deep religious faith. She adored her family. Our prayer is that you all may find peace in her memory.

    Steve & Tiffany Metcalf and family.

    (I apologize as I am not in town for the services)

    — Steve & Tiffany Metcalf