The family of Mary Price Alvey are pleased to announce the celebration of her 100th birthday.
Mary Jane Price was the fourth of eight children born to Robert and Ruby Price of Wellsville, Utah. She was born at their home on February 18, 1921. Except for a short stint when the family moved to California, she lived in Wellsville her entire youth and attended South Cache High School. Mary was part of a very musical family and learned piano and violin, but favored being a drummer in the South Cache HS Band as well as a dancer in the Price Family Lyceums that performed throughout the valley.
Mary met the handsome Delbert (Deb) Alvey, and after dating for nearly a year they were married on Nov. 29, 1938. Together they lived in Smithfield and for a short time in Nevada where they earned and saved enough money to purchase their farm in Lewiston, Utah. It is there they established their life and grew both careers and a family. They expanded their home a few times as needed to accommodate their six children — Gary, Mary Lee, Lynn, Deborah, Bobbie and Billie. Deb passed away on October 23, 2010, and Mary remained living independently in the home she loved until January of this year.
Mary has always led an active and full life. Along with all that goes into raising children, she managed the retail Chalet at Cache Valley Dairy for many, many years. In the summer she could be found boating on the lakes and in the winter snowmobiling on mountain trails. Mary has a “green thumb” and has maintained lush house plants and striking gardens. She is a fan favorite among her 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and they enjoy bragging about their fun and loving centenarian grandma who favors sparkle, bling, and high-heeled shoes!
An interesting side-note, Mary is the namesake of her maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Napper who was an early Logan pioneer and who also lived to see her own 100th birthday.
If you know Mary, she would love to hear from you on this milestone occasion. Notes can be sent to her c/o Homestead Bldg 3, Rm #207, 408 West Main, Rexburg, ID 83440. Due to COVID-19 precautions, personal visits are restricted.