The family moved many times during her childhood, living in the towns of Talmage, Kanab, and Midvale, among other places. Times were lean, but the family thrived and flourished. Alice and her sisters Florence Britsch, Beth Snow, Norma Maybe, Elaine Page, and brothers Burton, Bob, Ira, and Byron Todd remained close throughout their lives.
Alice graduated from Jordan High School and attended Brigham Young University (class of 1938) where she was active in student government. Some of her happiest memories were the BYU days spent with her sisters, brothers-in-law, and future husband.
She married Royden C. Braithwaite on June 9, 1938 in the Manti Temple. Together they raised four children, Douglas (Jan), Karl (Jane), Robert (Arlene), and Elaine (Burke) Jolley. A daughter, Beverly, was lost in childbirth. Alice and Royden had fifteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Alice was an accomplished educator, a person with wide interests, and had a persevering energy faithful to her pioneer roots. She taught first grade for twenty-two years at North Elementary in Cedar City, touching the lives of more than 600 students. To this day, former students approach her children and mention what a kind and positive influence she was in their lives. She served in many civic callings, including as the president of the Valley View Hospital Board, and as a member of the BYU Alumni Board, Cedar City Library Board, Cedar City Music Arts, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. As a life-long active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many church positions, including much-loved callings in Sunday School and Young Women.
When her husband Royden was president of Southern Utah State College, she enjoyed welcoming faculty and students into her home for beginning socials, and Christmas and graduation receptions.
Alice will be remembered fondly by all of those who knew her as an energetic person filled with a zest for life and a ready smile.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm, Cedar City 9th Ward, 256 South 900 West, Cedar City, Utah. A viewing will be held at the same location, prior to funeral services, from 11:30-12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.