Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Annetta Alvey – The Richfield Reaper

TORREY — Annetta Jane Alvey, 76, passed away Jan. 15, 2023, in Provo. She was born May 4, 1946, in Richfield, a daughter of Wallace Edmund and Mada Ellett Giles Alvey.

She married Johnnie Jimmie Uptain March 7, 1964, in Farmington, New Mexico. They were later divorced.

Annetta, AKA Netar Bug, Gma Noodle and Oonle, was a very lovable, kind, generous giving mother and grandmother. She was an amazing mouse killer with a butcher knife or BB gun. She would give you her last dollar. When students, cops or friends would come into the Aquarius Café, where she worked, she was never afraid to tell you what she thought, or to make sure you had the best food in town. She was famous for her cheese fries. She always had stories to tell. We sure will miss her so, so much. She enjoyed making Levi quilts, crocheting and logging. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Annetta is survived by her children, Robin Bliss, Cedar City; Richard and Kelly Uptain, Richfield; Barbara and Travis Warner, West Valley City; and Darla and Ben Mares,Torrey; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Kristina, Jordan, Autumn Ryker, Nichole, Roger, Loren, Sarah, Andrew and Anthony; 16 great grand children, Kaydence, Brylee, Brakehl, Kemrie, Abilene, Easton, Aislynn, Saylor, Huntlee, Paislee, Payton, Braxton, Brayden, Haizlee, Silver and Amara; and brothers, Stanley and Deena Alvey, Hanksville; and Floyd and Lupe Alvey, Collbran, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mada and Wallace Alvey; siblings, Evan Wallace Alvey and Deonna M. Alvey; and son-in-law, Douglas C. Bliss. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at noon in the Thurber LDS ward chapel in Bicknell, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am, prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Richfield and Salina.

In lieu of flowers (Annetta hated flowers), please make donations to help offset funeral expenses to Springer Turner Funeral Home.

Online guest book at springerturner.com.

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