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Nola Rae Alley

Jun. 21, 1942 - Feb. 21, 2021

Date of Service: Mar. 4, 2021

BURLEY – Nola Rae Alley, a 78-year-old resident of Burley, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at her home after a year-long battle with cancer.

Nola was born June 21, 1942, to Francis R. Williams and Odetta (Lake) Williams. She grew up in Dubois, Idaho, along with her sister, Selma Lee (Williams) Grimmett, and brother, Jeddie Williams.

While in Dubois, Nola attended Clark County Elementary and Clark County High School. After she graduated high school in 1960, she attended Clark Business School in Idaho Falls.

While she lived in Dubois she worked at the Clark County Sheriff's Office and she also worked as the Clark County Rodeo Association's secretary. Spending time riding her horse, Trinket, was a high on her priority list.

It was at a Rodeo Association meeting that she first met Dave Alley. Dave was born and raised in and around Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dave had traveled to Idaho with his Army buddy, Lyn Hoggan. Dave came to Idaho on vacation after his service in the United States Army. Dave and Nola met again at a New Years dance in Spencer, Idaho, and began dating. They were married on June 26, 1964. They were then sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 1, 1972.

Nola gave birth to two daughters, Penny and Janet. She worked at Kings and the Merc in Burley. After the Merc closed Nola became a full time homemaker. Nola was known for her sewing and quilting skills as well as her cookie/candy making around Christmas. She enjoyed camping trips with Dave and their grandkids.

Nola was passionate about genealogy, temple work, and indexing for the Church. She also enjoyed her callings in the Church which included serving as ward librarian and as secretary in Young Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Jeddie; her sister, Selma; and her great-grandson, Owen Lamar Anderson.

Nola is survived by her husband of 56 years, David Alley; her daughters, Penny Hershberger and Janet Alley; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday preceding the service.

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From Benny Hoopes:
Dave and Family, My heart goes out for your loss, I was raised with Nola from grade 1 thru 12, she was an angle than and I am positive she is one now, It was an honor to know her, God Bless You and Family
From Royce & Janet Otte:
Dave
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your dear family.
From Dave & Betty Barrett:
Dave and family.
I met Nola when I worked with her at Kings in the 1970's. She was a special person. We enjoyed having you for our neighbors. It is hard to lose someone you love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From Jeri Holland Bullock :
Nola was my dear friend. We were in the same ward and we had a lot of fun memories! She was a sweet and very talented , she taught me so many things. She will be missed condolences to the family
From Mikel Williams :
Dave, Penny, Janet, and Travis
Hugh and I send our deepest condolences. Nola was a wonderful cousin and will be missed. We will always cherish the memories of the fun and adventures we had when we visited family in Dubois
From Mikel Williams :
Dave, Penny, Janet, and Travis
Hugh and I send our deepest condolences. Nola was a wonderful cousin and will be missed. We will always cherish the memories of the fun and adventures we had when we visited family in Dubois
From Darla Sanders:
Dave, I want to say, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, Janet and Penny.
From Rick and Chris Funk:
Dave, sending lots of love and prayers to you and your beautiful family.
From Jody Ivins :
Trav, Penny, Jamie, Ty and family, sorry for your loss.
From Linda Short:
Travis and Penny, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
From Mavis Meyer:
Condolences to the family.
From Heather 2Jones :
So Sorry to hear about your mom..Prayers
From Heather 2Jones :
So Sorry to hear about your mom..Prayers
From K Peterson :
We were so sad to see this.
Nola was such a sweet lady, I can still remember her voice and laugh, and her smile! We will miss her! Much love to David, Penny and Janet.
James & Kelly Peterson
From Billie Rae & Ken DeNaughel:
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Nola. She was truly a bright personality that was wonderful to be around. I first met her working at Kings in 1973, just a senior in High School. My first job. She was so helpful to me, and made me feel so welcome. I have loved her throughout the years. She will be missed by many. Our prayers are sent to you and your family. She is at peace now. It won't be long before you will all be reunited as an Eternal Family!
From LaRae Tolman:
Dave, So for your loss. I remeber you folks being good friends with my uncle Don Kelley. May God comfort you and your family at this time.
From LARRY OSTERHOUT:
Dave, I’m so sorry for the loss of your very special wife. She was always happy and with a smile and laugh. She will be greatly missed.
From Paul Jones:
Nola and Dave were such good friends to our family, Ross and Roberta Jones and son Paul Jones of Burley, Idaho.

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