Alice Elizabeth (McClellan) Golden

Born: Sat., Jun. 17, 1933
Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2013

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
Location: Pilot Rock Cemetery

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Alice E. Golden - a longtime resident of Pilot Rock, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren.   She had courageously fought health issues for the past two years. She was 79 years old.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. in the Pilot Rock Cemetery.  Following the graveside services there will be a gathering and dinner at the Pilot Rock Community Center in Pilot Rock.  Contributions in memory of Alice Golden may be made to St. Anthony Cancer Clinic, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  You may send condolences online at  

Mrs. Golden was born June 17, 1933 in Picher, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (McCornish) McClellan.  She was raised and educated in Oklahoma.  She Married Roy Golden in 1951.  She moved to Pilot Rock in 1953 with her husband and children, and the family continued to grow.  She was a homemaker.  Alice and her husband had also owned and operated an antiques shop in Pilot Rock for many years. 

She greatly enjoyed collecting antiques as well as cooking and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by: her husband Roy L. Golden of Pilot Rock, Oregon, children: Dianne Gardner of Anchorage, Alaska, Rick Golden of Kellogg, Idaho, Cheryl Lopez of Pilot Rock, Oregon, Danny Golden of Walla Walla, Washington, and Ransom Golden of Pilot Rock, Oregon, six grandchildren; Chris Gardner, Brian Golden, Cammie Quaempts, Kyle Golden, Kolby Golden and Calie Kohl, and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

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Christopher J. Gardner
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Alice Elizabeth Golden was, is and always will be a mother, a grandmother and the woman who raised me from a child. I was her 6th child. She was very special to me and I will miss her dearly. She is the only one in my life that has truly ever loved me as if I was one of her own children. Life is difficult at times and she always knew what to say to make it better. She loved antiques. I think not for the value or the oddity, but because it allowed her to meet and interact with so many good people. She really enjoyed going to other shops and sales and meeting the people she bought her merchandise from. She loved a bottle of Ice Cold Coca-Cola. I remember when I was little and my stomach was upset she would take me to Harris' Drive-In in downtown Pilot Rock for some Coke Syrup. Those were the days. Grandmother fought cancer, had spinal surgery, had a stroke, battled high blood pressure, raised five children and one grandchild, ran an antique and collectibles business for many years and kept a warm and clean home with food on the table for us all. God bless you Grandma I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Gwen Widel Reed
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
You will be missed by many Mrs. Golden. I remember riding my bike or just walking to your store (old school) to look at all the different items you had there and was just amazed and you where never upset with me looking around and asking question about what things where. God Bless!

Holly Beers
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
When we were kids we lived a few houses down from Alice and her family. I remember her from those days and all through the years. She was always so kind to me and always smiling! She was a gracious person. Alice always stopped for a bit of conversation, asked about my mother, and showed such concern for people. I was always so happy to run into her. I was sorry to hear of her failing health these past couple of years. I respected and admired Alice as a woman of grace and beauty, inside and out. She was a woman who had compassion for people. I will miss her! My sincere sympathy to her family and friends. My prayers are with you all at this time.

Kesha (Burden) Lee
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I was saddened to hear my favorite neighbor, Alicey, had passed away after a long illness. She meant so much to me and my mom while growing up next door. Alicey was caring, giving, and always willing to help when we needed it. As a little girl she showed me how to make cinnamon rolls, look through her antique shop and later on, let me mow her lawn. There are so many wonderful memories. A couple that come to mind are the times Alicey would be hollering after her grandson, Chris, who would be speeding off in his Toyota Celica (I later bought the car and re-did the engine with my dad). Or, her husband Roy coming home at noon time from the mill in his little white Datsun pickup walking at top speed to the front door. To this day, I've heard Roy still is at top speed wherever he goes. Now Alicey is free of pain and is able to wear all the high heels her heart desires without her feet hurting. The whole family is in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Carol Longhorn-Burden
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I will miss you terribly. We shared alot of stories over the years and you gave me alot of advice. I will think of you when I bake some of those great recipes you gave me and especially when i get into that last jar of pickles I have left.
Rest in peace my dear, you were the best neighbor I could of asked for

Christine & Charlie Little (Burden)
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
My dearest neighbor, friend and mentor Alicey Golden,
I remember when Kesha was 2 and starting calling you Alicey and how it has always been your name to all of us. My gosh, where do I start with all that's in my heart. Your friendship, words of wisdom have shaped me to be the person that I am today. You are the most kindest,loving, caring person I have know in my life. When I first moved into the house next to you on Douglas, I was a lost soul and Alicey you gave me the wisdom and unconditonal love that put me on my God given path. I so desperately needed guidance and God gave me you. You were always there for me thru the births of my children, teaching how to cook, my gosh you taught how to live and not just exist. My heart aches with you passing over, thank the Lord that I will always carry you in my heart.

Trever Burden
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Although I was very young when I knew her, no matter what the problem was she always had a welcome ideal about her. Always had a sweet smile and kind attitude toward you no matter the time of day or situation.

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