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Alta Spain Ijams
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1907
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1988
Lucas County
Ohio, USA

Alta Spain Ijams, 80, a Belgrade native, died February 23 in Toledo, OH.

She was born March 23, 1907 to Robert Vinton and Eva Pierpont Spain and graduated from Belgrade High School and Montana State University in Home Economics which she taught in White Sulphur Springs, Butte, Whitehall, Missoula.

She married Charles Ernest Ijams in 1951. They moved to Falls Church, VA where she continued to teach school and she and her husband retired there.

In 1986 they moved to Toledo, OH to be closer to her husband's son and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Clarkson Pierpont Spain and Robert Vinton Spain Jr. and a sister, Gladys Trask.

Survivors include the widower in Toledo; his son, Terry Ijams of Toledo; three sisters, Louise Herrington, Seattle, WA, Dorothy Rose, Auburn, CA, and Everlyn Barnhill, Missoula; a brother, Hughes Spain, Belgrade, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned with her remains to be laid to rest in Bozeman.

Contributions are requested by the family in lieu of flowers to the Worthy Student Scholarship Fund at MSU.

Printed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ~ February, 1988
Family links: 
  Robert Vinton Spain (1863 - 1931)
  Eva L Spain (1874 - 1954)
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Cremains laid to rest in Bozeman, Montana
Created by: Joanne
Record added: Sep 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116827090

- Linda Davis
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015

- Joanne
 Added: Sep. 9, 2013

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