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  • Alice Stock Pizza (December 29, 1920 - October 07, 2013)
    Published - 10/17/13 - 01:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Alice Stock Pizza
    Alice Stock Pizza
    Alice Stock Pizza, 92, our beloved sister, mother and grandmother of five generations passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of October 7, 2013. Her unique and inspiring life was dedicated to binding together her family. As the 7th of 15 children raised in southern Utah (Cannonville) and northern Arizona (Cane Beds), she was known for her free spirit, adventurous disposition, and a yearning to create unity at any cost. This passion extended beyond her immediate family through tireless years of genealogical research and the service of two LDS family history missions (California, London). She is the author of the definitive work on the early history of Cannonville, UT as well as a large number of novels set among the people and places of southern Utah which she had grown to love.

    Alice is married for eternity to Marion McMullin (deceased), the only man she ever truly loved. She is survived by two children, Marian Jean McMullin Haberberg of Elk Mound, WI and Jerry Allison McMullin of Salt Lake City, UT. She is also survived by one sister, Joy Nielson, of St. George, UT; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; Belle Hodges of Springfield, MO.

    Alice will be remembered most for her never-ending devotion and sacrifice to family members. Raising her own children as a single mother during the depression and WWII, she repeatedly demonstrated strength, compassion and wisdom in spite of countless challenges. With pioneer-style pragmatic faith she met hardship and great loneliness with a never-ending supply of determination and courage; often responding to challenges with “Well, it wouldn’t do much good to complain so I’d better DO something about it.” To the very last days of her life she focused all her strength on loving each individual family member in the ways THEY needed the most, with no regard for her own comfort.

    Her favorite activities were exploring the red canyons of southern Utah with family, doing family history, writing novels, attending family events and playing endless card games with her progeny. Each of these was used to express her love, friendship and often-needed advice without giving offense. Her legacy lives on through us each time we choose to give to one another, build family ties and express faith in spite of hardship.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12th, at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, UT. Friends are welcome to attend a viewing between 9:30am - 10:30am at the same location. Alice will be interred in the Leeds City Cemetery. Special thanks go to Leo Langer as well as the Menomonie, WI Hospice Group for both friendship and care.

    Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign her guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.
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