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Alyce R. Monett Grinnell Hill, 98, of Idaho Falls, passed away June 9, 2017, at MorningStar Senior Living Center. She was under the care of One Source Hospice.
Alyce was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Belcourt, North Dakota, to Fred Monett and Elise Delorme Monett. She grew up and attended schools in Belcourt and graduated from Haskell Indian Boarding School in Kansas.
On Jan. 30, 1937, she married Ralph Francis Grinnell in Belcourt. To this union were born nine children, Elise, Ralph, Fred, Mike, Alicia, Jim, Mary, Ted and Josephine. Alyce and Ralph made their home in Blackfoot, Idaho, where they raised their children. Ralph passed away May 6, 1972.
After Ralph's death, Alyce went on to obtain her credentials as a dental hygienist through Haskell Indian Junior College. She retired as a Lt. JG in the USPHS after working for the Indian Health Service.
On June 11, 1984, she married Solon Mathew Hill, at Ottertail, Minnesota. Solon passed away Jan. 1, 2004.
She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed music and was a vocalist for numerous religious, civic, and Native functions. She was an avid sports fan, and loved watching NBA games and her current favorite player Stephen Curry.
Alyce is survived by daughter, Elise V Grinnell-Lyon of Virginia Beach, Vir.; son, Ralph W (Chris) Grinnell of Idaho Falls; son, Fred G. (Paula (deceased)) Grinnell of Wasilla, Alaska; son, Mike S Grinnell of Pocatello, Idaho; daughter, Alicia (Bill) Carroll of Loganville, Geo.; son, Jim (Barbara) Grinnell of Idaho Falls; daughter, Mary (Billy) McKendree of Norfolk, Vir.; son, Ted Grinnell of Idaho Falls; 30 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, Ralph Francis Grinnell and Solon Matthew Hill, her parents, daughter, Josephine Francis "Babe" Zoret, granddaughter, Desiree Anne, and grandsons, Todd William, Aaron Casey and Vincent Zoret.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to at https://www.stjude.org/. 
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on June 13, 2017
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