Alice Lou Dodge Cluff, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 5, 2018. Alice was born on October 17, 1935 in Central, Arizona to Delos Allred Dodge and Alice Ann Allred. Alice was the 17th of 18 children. She lived in Central, AZ until 1945 when the family moved to Mesa, AZ. Alice graduated from Mesa High School in May 1953. Seminary was her favorite class in high school.
In June of 1957 Alice married Vere Carling Cluff, Jr. They were happily married for 60 years. They had four children, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Alice was a wonderful and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She cared about everyone and spent a lot of time doing things for others. She wanted everyone to be happy and healthy. Alice made a lot of meals and other items for people who were ill or having some crisis in their lives. For the kids and grandkids, Alice always had crafts and activities for them. Many enjoyable hours were spent at home and at the cabin enjoying time together and just having fun.
Alice is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carling; her parents; eight brothers; five sisters; and her son-in-law, Alan Leatham. She is survived by three brothers; one sister; son, Duane (Kari) Cluff; daughters, Linda (LeRoy) House, Betsy (David) Miller, and Donna (Nathan) Lambson. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Alice was a friend to all and loved by everyone. She loved her Heavenly Father and His gospel. That love was shown in all of the efforts she put into helping others with their spiritual and temporal needs. Even when Alice’s body would not let her do much physically to help others, she was helping by being a great friend and making sure that others, such as Carling, were volunteered to help with the physical needs.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral services will be at 10:00am, with another viewing at 9:00am, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesquite Canyon Ward Chapel, 2339 South Crismon Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85207.