Shirley Joan Alvey

1938 ~ 2023

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Shirley Joan Alvey 84, passed away peacefully and returned home, Sunday January 8th, 2023, in West Jordan Utah.

Our precious Wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend was born April 12th, 1938, in Salt Lake City Utah to Irene Isabelle and Ira Clifton Anderson. She married Barney Alvey on March 16th, 1955, in Salt Lake City; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple November 1st, 1974. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, she loved serving in many capacities especially in the youth sports and camping programs.

Shirley and Barney were married 65 years prior to Barney’s Passing; their love for one another was fierce and everlasting. Shirley worked for Jordan School District in the lunch program for 15 years; she loved her job and was a great cook, making breads and desserts. Barney and Shirley loved camping outdoors, waterskiing and traveling on new adventures. Many of the trips included their children and grandchildren, whom they loved dearly. They were avid BYU football fans and had season tickets for a few years. They also were Utah Jazz fans and never missed a televised Jazz game.

Barney and Shirley, along with their family built a cabin together to share the wonderful mountains and wildlife that meant so much to them. They later purchased a small place near St George and spent many years enjoying the company of their siblings, in-laws and out-laws(friends) of which also had second homes in the St George area.

Shirley is survived by her children Jody (Dale) Leikam, Scott (Janene) Alvey and Brent (Lisa) Alvey, and Daniel Alvey, sister Fay Newsome, brother-in-law Craig Carter, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Barney, brother Clifton, sisters Margie Birrell, Elaine Nelson, and Kathy Carter. Also preceded in death by brother-in-laws Bill Birrell, Stan Nelson, Fred Newsome.

A special thanks to Inspiration Hospice care for their loving service and to the staff of Legacy Taylorsville Memory Care Center as they cared for Shirley with great compassion and love.

Funeral services with be held Saturday January 21, 2023, at 12:00 pm at the River Oaks 1st ward 8825 South 1095 West, West Jordan Utah, preceded by a family viewing from 9:00 to 10:00 and a public viewing from 10:00 to 11:30 followed by a family prayer and the funeral services. Flowers should be sent to arrive at the ward by 8 am on Saturday morning.

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Shirley bug I was truly blessed with the opportunity to be able to serve you at your time at legacy house. I loved you so much thank you for all the hugs laughs and smiles you were truly an angel on this earth. To Shirley family I’m so sorry for your loss and I love you all.

- Sarah