Oral Alexander Grow
1929 ~ 2021
Oral Alexander Grow, 92 of Orem, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at home in Orem. She was born June 14, 1929 in Taber, Alberta, Canada to Everett Lamoni Chellus Alexander and Norma Pearl Hall Alexander. She attended schools in Vernal, Utah until the family moved to Oakland, California where she attended Junior High and High School. She was an honor student all throughout her years in school and was awarded a four-year P.T.A. Scholarship.
She met and married the love of her life Sterl Victor "Vic" Grow in Oakland, CA. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple was blessed with 7 children: Steven Victor, Revae Marvene, Von Alexander, Norman Leigh, Barry Lynn, Cecelia Jane, and Roger Rayhbuck.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many different capacities. She served as Relief Society Presidents, Primary Presidents, In-Service Leader, President of the Young Women at Ward and Stake level, Genealogy Teacher, Director and Advisor of Girls Camp. She served as a Relief Society Advisor and Stake Relief Society Secretary for 5 years in the BYU 10th Stake.
Her hobbies included sewing, reading, enjoying family gatherings, reunions, and traveling. She enjoyed Temple Service, Genealogy research, histories and family albums. She will be remembered by her friends and family as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend.
Oral is preceded in death by her husband Vic, her parents. She is survived by two brothers: Norvel "Bud" (Jolene) Alexander, Marvin (Elain) Alexander. She is also survived by her 7 children: Steven Victor (Crystal) Grow, Revae Marvene (James) Nelson, Von Alexander (Marlis) Grow, Norman Leigh (Jerry) Grow, Barry Lynn (Julee) Grow, Cecelia Jane (Merle) White, and Roger (Dantia) Rayhbuck; 38 Grandchildren, 86 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11 am in the Aspen 3rd Ward, 828 W 1600 N, Orem. Family and friends may visit Friday evening from 6-8 pm at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E 800 N, Orem, or Saturday morning at the church from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be in Orem City Cemetery. A live webcast of services will be available online at www.walkersanderson.com
where condolences and memories may also be shared with the family.
The family would like to thank the medical staff for the great care given the last several months.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 23 to Sep. 28, 2021.