Alma Marguerite GlaisterJune 12, 1910 – March 9, 2005
Alma M. Glaister, 94, of New Castle, died March 9, 2005, at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.Alma Marguerite Kolz was born June 12, 1910, in Mayday, a small town near Silverton. She was raised in Silverton and graduated form Durango High School. Alma attended college to become a legal secretary and attended beauty school, and in the 1930s, she and her sister, Dorothy, operated the only beauty shop in the rough-and-tumble town of Silverton.In the late 1930s, Alma married Francis James Kinney, who preceded her in death shortly after their marriage. On Jan. 1, 1944, Alma married Joseph Glaister in Aztec, N.M. He preceded her in death in 1959. Alma was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dorothy, and two brothers, Alan and Frankie.In 1943, Alma moved to California, where she enjoyed gardening, crocheting and doing artwork. She loved dogs, and enjoyed cooking, baking and candy-making. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the special times spent with her grandchildren. In May of 2000, Alma returned to Colorado, residing with her daughter and family in rural New Castle. In her later years, she enjoyed bird watching and being outside.A Jehovah’s Witness, Alma studied her Bible and enjoyed sharing her faith with others.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bud Maitland, of New Castle; two grandchildren, Sharon Ramsay (Steven), of New Castle, and Raymond Gruenig, of San Francisco; and three great-grandchildren, James, Alexandria and Mickey Ramsay.A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Glenwood Springs Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 101 County Road 116, near the Glenwood Springs Airport. Cochran Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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