7/7/1956 ~ 12/10/2021
Alice left this world on December 10, 2021 after her second hard fought battle with breast cancer. She was born on July 7, 1956 to her loving earthly parents Paul and Jewel Bailey. As a young girl growing up in Moroni, Utah she spent her days with her 2 loving sisters and her 3 protective brothers. Some of her best memories were going to ball games, spending time with neighbors, cousins and family including family gatherings up maple canyon, riding her bike, dragging main (she was also known to take the car while her parents were at bowling night) and of course taking dance lessons.
Alice graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1974 where she was a proud Spiriteer. She married Kevin Wilkey after high school, later divorced. They had 3 beautiful children and made a wonderful life with them in Moroni, Utah. She created a home of service and love where many experimental meals were created with love and laughter, as the kids spun on the official spinning lid. Once her kids were older, she went back to school and received her bachelors’ degree in nursing, a career she loved. She was the school nurse for North and South Sanpete school districts for 26 years as she also worked with the Central Utah Public Health Department. Before that she spent many years teaching many of us in the community the love of dance. She found her “knight in shining armor” as she liked to call Dan in 2005. She later married Dan Sperry on November 18, 2006. Alice once said “He’s an awesome caregiver and chauffeur. I wouldn’t have survived these last months without him. I’m so blessed he’s my eternal companion.” Alice had a deep love for her Savior and had many callings in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of her favorite callings was being the Young Woman’s president in her ward.
One might argue that Alice’s greatest joy in life are her grandkids. They had many adventures, not only birthday adventures for each of them but also cousin trips, sleepovers, and attending their many events which included soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, cheer competitions, plays, recitals and even just spending time with each of them individually so that they knew her love for them personally. Alice had an ability to build and uplift and make everyone her friend. She found the good and brought joy to all of those who were lucky enough to know her. She is known to be very kind, compassionate, selfless, inclusive and genuinely concerned about others and sought ways to help. She brought laughter and love to any event and was the heartbeat of the party.
Alice is survived by her husband: Dan and their children: Jessica, Joshua (Syndi), Samuel (Kelly), Kaylen (Tara), Mandi (Patrick), Shayla (Daren), Casey (Laura), Nikki (Shawn). Her mother Jewel Bailey. Her siblings: Paula (Mark), David (Eddi), Brent (Anita), Gay (Scott), Bruce (Sheila). She has 26 grandkids and 2 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews who each know how loved they are. Alice is preceded in death by: her father Paul Bailey and her son Wesdan Sperry.
The family would love to thank those who have demonstrated their love and acts of compassionate service during this time.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints stake center in Moroni (82 North Center Street, Moroni, Utah). Funeral Services will be held at the same building the following day Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00am with a viewing from 9:00am-10:30am prior to services. Graveside services will be at the Moroni City Cemetery.
Click Here to Watch Recorded Funeral Service. (There was a issue with zoom and the grandchildren’s talk is not on the recording. We will link the Audio only file after it is edited.)