|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1938|
|Death: ||May 14, 2011|
Mary Ellen Almberg, 73, of Ellensburg, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of May 14, 2011. She was born on March 2, 1938 in Worland, Wyoming to George John and Lela Irene (Tillman) Spady. Her family moved to Renton, Wa. for employment during World War II. She graduated from Renton High School in June of 1956 and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Keith Almberg, on December 28, 1956. Their union produced her three surviving children; Debbie Thomas of Ellensburg, WA, Diane McCrain of Clovis, CA, and Robert Michael Almberg of Fife, WA.
Mary Ellen received her Child Care Specialist degree in 1984 and her Instructional Assistant degree in 1991. Two of the greatest joys in Mary's life were playing the piano and the very special relationship she had with her sister and best friend, Elaine Mae Grapes.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her father George, her mother Lela, and her sister Elaine. In addition to her children, Mary is lovingly survived by six grandchildren: Kristin Cresswell, Tylor McCrain, Brooklyn Broussard, Brandon Reid, Riley Thomas, and Amanda Almberg. Mary is also survived by five great-grandchildren, her cousin Robyn Whitaker of Woodinville, WA, and her brother-in-law John Grapes of Ellensburg, WA. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at High Valley Cemetery in Ellensburg.
High Valley Cemetery
Created by: Ellen Allmendinger
Record added: May 26, 2011
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