Former Steamboat Springs resident Alberta M. Wood passed away July 19, 2007. She was 73.
Alberta was born and raised in Kremmling, where she attended high school. Alberta married George D. Wood in 1951, and they moved to Steamboat Springs, where they were business owners and raised their family for more than 25 years.
Alberta was a very active member and three-time Worthy Matron of Eastern Star. Known to most as either "Grama" or "Aunt Berta," she especially loved children. Throughout her life, she was active in her local Methodist churches, where she often taught Sunday School, in Rainbow, 4-H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Alberta lived in Escondido, Calif., from 1983 to 2003, and then moved to the small town of Kernville, in Lake Isabella, Calif., which she said reminded her of Steamboat in the old days.
Alberta will be remembered as a talented gardener, a savvy businesswoman, a world traveler and, most of all, as a giving soul who always found a way to help those in need.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Archie King of Escondido,
Calif., and Alan King of Kansas City, Mo.
Alberta is survived by her ex-husband of 43 years, George D. Wood, of Post Falls, Idaho; son, Randy Wood, of Post Falls, Idaho; daughters, Deanna Anderson of Lafayette, Calif., and Jo Wood of Denver; brothers, Jim King of Loveland and Hugh King of Colorado Springs; sisters, Betty Ford of Henderson, Nev., Mary Yeager of Colorado Springs, and sister in-law Jeannie King of Lee's Summit, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alberta will be honorably remembered and deeply missed.
A memorial service is at noon Aug. 18, 2007, at Kernville United Methodist Church in Kernville, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kern River Eastern Star No. 643, P. O. Box 1213, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-1213.