Alice Marie Standley

Born: Tue., Feb. 9, 1926
Died: Sat., Jul. 3, 2010

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Alice Marie Standley – a longtime resident of Pendleton died on Saturday, July 2010 at a local care facility. She was 84 years old. A private family service will be held on Friday, July 9th. Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 352 SE 2nd Street, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Alice was born on February 9, 1926 in Kankakee, Illinois, to William C. and Margaret A. Sturgeon Oxford. She attended schools in Kankakee, and graduated from Kankakee High School. On February 14, 1947, she married Maynard B. Standley in Kankakee, Illinois. The couple moved to Pendleton, Oregon in 1949, and raised three children here. She was a bookkeeper/secretary for most of her career. Alice was employed by Dun & Bradstreet between 1943 and 1949. After moving to Pendleton, Alice worked for the State of Oregon/Eastern Oregon until 1952. In 1952 she began working for Smith Canning & Freezing Co., where she worked until 1973. She then was a bookkeeper for St. Anthony Hospital between the years of 1973 and 1979. She was employed by Bonbright Oil from 1979 until 1993. Mr. Standley passed away in May of 1993. They had been married 46 years. Alice enjoyed reading, traveling and socializing with her friends. She was an active community volunteer and was interested in community events. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pendleton, and was very active in her church community and activities. Alice also spent her free time volunteering at the Pendleton Community Bargain Counter, the Pendleton Historical Society, and she was on the Board of Oregon Trail Manor, Inc.. Alice is survived by her children; David L. and Beth Standley of Byron, IL, Rick A. and Tammy Standley of Pendleton, OR, and Paula J. Standley of Longview, WA, six grandchildren; Doria Marie Whitehead, Jamie Lynn Groeling, Rachel Elizabeth Standley, Becky Lynn Larsen, Aaron Richard Larson and Jared Alan Standley, and two great grandchildren; Paige Elizabeth Whitehead and Lily May Whitehead. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Maynard B. Standley.

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Stacey Nelson
   Posted Wed July 07, 2010
I was surprised to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady and a joy to see when our family would come to church. She always made me feel so welcome. She will be missed!!

Paula Ernsberger Turner
   Posted Wed July 07, 2010
Alice was a very special person and friend. She had a strong faith and she showed her faith each day of her life. I will miss her greatly

Jamie Golding
   Posted Wed July 07, 2010
"Gramma" Alice will surely be missed. She was so very proud of all her grandchildren. She spoke of their accomplishments each time we saw her. Her family meant so much to her. I admired Alice for her sense of community pride and her interest in giving back to the community. That she continued to serve for charities and her community late in her life truly sets an example for all of us. The community and family will miss her greatly.

Mary and Mel Bates
   Posted Wed July 07, 2010
We were shocked and saddened to read of Alice's death. She was a good friend and we will miss her greatly.

Shannon West
   Posted Thu July 08, 2010
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family, we love you all & are sorry for your loss. We will miss Alice greatly. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Love The West Family McBroom

Jim & Sandy McBroom
   Posted Thu July 08, 2010
Through the years, we have always enjoyed being with Alice at the family gatherings. We valued our time with her & we will miss her. You could tell in visiting with her that she was very proud of her family & loved you all. May God be with you & comfort you at this time. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Jim & Sandra McBroom or Mom & Dad to Tammy & Rick or Grandpa & Grams to Becky, Aaron, & Jared

Sylvia McKenzies
   Posted Fri July 09, 2010
Alice and I were friends for many years. Among my favorite times with her were an Alaskan Cruise and a car trip to the Redwoods in California. We also shared lots of dinners over the years. I will miss her much.

Scott Colony
   Posted Fri July 09, 2010
Alice will certainly be missed. She was my friend since 1981 when I went to work for Bonbright Oil Company Arrowhead Truck Plaza and moved in across the street from Alice and Maynard. At times she was my second Mother and I spent many evenings at her dining table in her kitchen chatting up the world. She was a wonderful and kind person. I have many fond memories of Alice. I know that her children and grand children will feel the loss. I will say prayers for her. I know that she is in a better place.

Dorothy Marlow
   Posted Sun July 11, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about Alice's passing. My condolences to the family. I'll miss her cheerful voice on the telephone. She was a friend of many years.

Margie Marlow Paulson
   Posted Sun July 11, 2010
I'm sorry to hear of Alice's passing. My thoughts are with Paula Jo, Rick, and David, and their families.

Margie Marlow Paulson
   Posted Sun July 11, 2010
I'm sorry to hear of Alice's passing. My thoughts are with Paula Jo, Rick, and David, and their families.

Kyle & Stacie Roundtree and Family
   Posted Tue July 13, 2010
We are so sorry for the loss of "Gramma" Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be dearly missed. It was always a joy seeing and visiting with her when we came to Jo Jo's house. Love,

Scott Sullivan
   Posted Tue July 13, 2010
Alice's ever present smile and her famous "all knowing twinkle in her eye". You gave me more than you will ever know. I will never forget the day when I had just had it with the boss and prior to my explosive temper getting the best of me, Alice handed me a slip of paper that I carry to this day. On it were the simple words that made a huge difference in my life - then and now. " Remember not only to say the right thing at the right time, but far more important still - remember to leave unsaid the wrong thing - at the tempting moment" Alice you have always been my friend and I will miss you. . . Thanks for all the friendship and love you shared with me over the past 26 years. You are still one in a million. I know your family feels a great loss, I know you are with God. May He bless a grand lady. Scott & Terri Sullivan Pendleton

Frann Firago
   Posted Wed July 14, 2010
Paula, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Graham
   Posted Tue April 16, 2013
I was in the 6th grade when my family moved into the house next to Mr. and Mrs. Standley. I was 1 year older than David and we were good friends until college. Alice came to my wedding in 1996 at a bed & breakfast on main street. I can aee her sitting next to my mom and a few other women who knew each other in the 50's & 60's. They had a great time. Alice bought a used car from my niece's husband, Randy Erwin in the late 90's. She continued to call him for years about car info. He told me that she had said that she trusted him. My memories of Alice changed as I grew older. As a kid she was kinda scary because she was no-nonsense. As I got older I came to know her as a person who kind and caring and got things done.

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