Esther Alene Grice died on March 30, 2010. Esther, who was always known as "Alene," was born to Henry and Patsy Bills in DeKalb, Texas, Aug. 30, 1923. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 7, noon to 7 p.m. at Rose City Funeral Home, 5625 N.E. Fremont St. Funeral services at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010, at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Parish, 120 N.E. Knott St.
Her life in Portland was "story book" in many ways. Despite limited opportunities, and the loss of her husband, she was known for gracious hospitality, an effervescent personality, and was loved by friends and family, especially her grandchildren.