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Obituary: Alice Lucile Bleazard Oman

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1907 ~ 2004

Alice Oman, age 96, passed away April 26 of pneumonia and causes related to age, surrounded by her loving family in Roosevelt, Utah.

Alice was born on May 25, 1907 to John William and Louise May Walker Bleazard in Park City, Utah, the second of eleven children. Her family came to the Uintah Basin from Peoa in 1913 in a covered wagon, and homesteaded in Mtn. Home. She grew up there and attended school in Mtn. Home and also Granite High in Salt Lake.

She married Ray Oman on September 15, 1926 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Boneta where they had a cattle ranch. Their first home was a small log cabin. They later built a comfortable brick home where they raised five children, and where she lived for nearly 60 years.

Alice was known for her hard work, her talent with flowers, and her loving kindness. She loved flowers from the time she was a small girl planting, growing, nurturing, and arranging them. For years, she grew acres of gladiolas and sold them to wholesale florists. Her flowers and arrangements won many ribbons at flower shows and fairs. She ran a floral in Roosevelt and then out of her home. In 1972, she and Ray built the Oman Floral in Altamont. She worked in the floral nearly every day through her 93rd year. Because of her talent and business, she became an important part of everyone's life in the community. She and her creations were there for births, marriages, proms, parties, and anniversaries, deaths, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and especially Memorial Day.

Alice was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony. Over the years, she held many jobs in the church, including Primary president, Relief Society president, Stake Primary president, and teacher in every organization.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Ray, daughter Wilma, eight brothers and sisters, and grandson Dain. She is survived by her children: Orlan (LaWana) of Altamont, Lyle (Janet) of Boneta, Lila Lynn of Salt Lake City, and Lonnie (Rixa) of Mapleton; her sister Rhoda of Selma, CA., and her brother Grant (Lois) of Mtn. Home; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 17 great- great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Moon Lake chapel in Mtn. Home. Friends and family may call Friday evening April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Moon Lake chapel.

Interment will be in the Altamont Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary.