Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Alice Broadbent Fortie 1919 ~ 2009 Heber City, Utah - On November 13, 2009 our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Alice Fortie, passed away at her home with her children by her side. She was born October 23, 1919 in Heber City, Utah, to Charles Nuttall Broadbent and Sarah Jane 'Jennie' Wood Broadbent. Alice lived her entire life in Heber City where she attended both elementary and High School. After graduating from Wasatch High School she attended Utah State University for two years. She met her future husband, Mark Jeffs Fortie, at a dance at Saltair. They were married on November 27, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many capacities. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Grand Tappers tap dancing group, and the book club. (We know there was more time spent laughing and eating tasty lunches than was spent on reading books.) Mother held fond memories of the years she worked at the Central Elementary School. She was an optimistic who loved to enjoy life. She cherished time spent with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Alice was the ninth of 11 children. Her sisters Josephine and Jennie and seven brothers, Milton, Verd, Keith, Clyde, Marden, Roy and Thomas Ray preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister Norma (Lowell) Smith, Ogden; and sisters-in-law Edith (Ray) Broadbent, Salt Lake City; and Norma (Marden) Broadbent, Provo. Her six children, Wayne (Cheryl) Fortie, West Valley City; Keith (Becky) Fortie, Midway; Neil Fortie, Murray; Colleen (Boyd) Turner, Cary, NC; Karoyln (Calvin) Mickelson, Draper; Brent Fortie, Sandy; 24 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild also survive her. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday November 19, 2009 at the Wasatch Stake Center, 150 North 200 West in Heber City, with Bishop David Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 at the Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main in Heber City, and on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Burial will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at http://www.olpinhoopes.com/ (click on "Obituaries & Guest book", then click on the name, and sign guestbook.) We thank her grandson Brian Fortie, the staffs at the Atria and Highland care centers, and the wonderful care givers at Salus and Hospice for the loving care given to mother during her illness. Our family is grateful to Mother for her exceptional example to each of us, for the extraordinary care she rendered to our Father during his illness, and for her lifetime of unwavering love and devotion to our brother Brent.