Mary Lee (Powell) Alkire

1930 ~ 2011
Mary Lee Powell Alkire passed away November 4th, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on June 30, 1930 in Missoula, Montana to Luther and Doris Kennedy Powell. She was a graduate of both Missoula County High School and the University of Montana. She was also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity for women. She married Robert F. Alkire in 1952 and later divorced. She retired from the University of Utah after 35+ years of service. She is survived by son Douglas D. Alkire, nephew Raymond Howard Bonnell and her walking companion MacDuff, a Norwich Terrier. She was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband, sister Ruth Ann (Powell) Bonnell, son Gregg R. Alkire. Her son would like to extend his gratitude to the caregivers at Canyon Rim Care Center, Bristol Hospice, Nicole Priest M.D. and the people at Central Valley Veterinary Hospital. Blessed Be.
"We're just going for a little walk"
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Evans & Early Mortuary
574 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 355-5323

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 13, 2011