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Alice Marie Best

Alice Marie Best of Chandler, Arizona

Beloved wife and mother Alice (formerly Alice Douglas) passed away peacefully on April 28, at the age of 90.  She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Richard, and daughters Shelley Mann and Ricki (Darrell) Johnson; along with her cherished grandsons, Brandon and Brett Bolen.  Surviving her also are her brother Clyde (Carol) Douglas and sister-in-law Verla Douglas.  She was preceded in death by her brother Theodore.

Alice loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed being active and was on a bowling league for many years.  She also enjoyed many longtime friendships, her great neighbors, antiquing, and Christmas.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Sunrise of Chandler and Aegis Hospice.

Graveside service is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ.




  • David and Leigh Douglas Posted May 2, 2019 3:07 PM

    We love this sweet lady, our Aunt Alice. She was such a jewel, and her memories will always be cherished. We love you, Uncle Richard, Ricki and Shelly and families. David and Leigh

  • Diane Posted May 2, 2019 6:58 PM

    I will miss seeing Alice at our cousins luncheons. She said as such a sweet lady. . My condolences and prayers are with her family!

  • Clyde Douglas Posted May 3, 2019 10:32 AM

    My sister will be missed by all who knew her. Alice loved life and found happiness in every thing she did. She was never envious of what others might have as she had her family and her friends and that was all she wanted. Alice has now moved on and we will have to accept it and we are all richer for having known her. Good night Alice… .

  • Carolyn “Love “Cook Posted May 3, 2019 8:42 PM

    Alice welcomed me into her home she made me feel like part of the family, I have many good memories there. I will miss her. My prayers and thoughts are with her family

  • Renay Ballinger Edwards Posted May 4, 2019 1:47 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss.. Alice was such a wonderful neighbor! I loved being in her house, touching all her amazing knick knacks..And how patient she was..Her always beautifully manicured nails..Alice was always so great to all the Ballinger kids..We loved her..

  • Brett Bolen Posted May 6, 2019 9:05 AM

    It’s very sad knowing that she won’t be around anymore. My whole life I have been spoiled knowing that she would always be there. Whenever I wanted to see her, I could. Whenever I wanted to talk to her, I could. Even the though the last few months had been difficult for her, I was just pleased to have more time with her. I loved being with her and I will never forget her.

  • Beverly Coffman Posted May 8, 2019 1:49 PM

    She is loved and missed. Do things in remembrance of her. When we love someone and lose them the hurt doesn’t just go away, we learn to live with it but in a different way. Things are still fresh and it just means that there is still sadness and that’s ok! But her legacy will live on forever in her family!

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