AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho - Alice Marie Arnett Ward Rudd died Nov. 27, 2010 at her home, in American Falls, Idaho. She was 80 years old.
Alice was born in Mapleton on Sept. 14, 1930 in her grandparents' home in Mapleton. She attended school in the mining town of Castle Gate. In 1946 they moved to Price where she attended High School and CEU. Next she attended BYU and graduated in accounting and music.
Alice married Ben Ward on Sept. 10, 1952 in the Manti Temple. They lived 14 years in SLC and moved to Boise, Idaho and Twin Falls, Idaho while her husband worked for Amoco Oil Co. They bought the Amoco Bulk Plant in Aberdeen and she worked with her husband there. She worked various times for Kennecott Copper, First Security Bank, and Petersons Candy Co. and Cadillac Auto in Provo.
Ben died July 5, 1993 and she married Dell Rudd I 1997. They served an LDS mission to Melbourne, Australia in 2001-2002 and they both served for more than seven years as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple. An accomplished organ and pianist Alice shared her talents with many organizations. She taught numerous piano students for 60 years and was Relief Society president.
Together she and Dell have 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers, Thomas L. (Marilyn) Arnett and James B. (Shirley) Arnett. A sister, Wilma Arnett Nicholson, is deceased. She also has two sister-in-laws, Phyllis W. Hansen and Wardella (LaMar) Edwards, a brother-in-law Jay Hammond and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Stake Center 111 Church Place. The family will visit with friends on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. before the funeral at the church in the multipurpose room by the kitchen. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.