|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1907|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2003|
Alpha Butcher Garrison, 95, passed away March 21, 2003 in Canon City, CO. The following is taken from her obituary in The Jacksonian on 26 March 2003
Alpha was born on Sept 10, 1907 in Cimarron, KS a daughter of Jefferson Davis Butcher and Etta maude (Morris)Butcher. She was the youngest of nine children.
Alpha finished school in Cimarron, then received a Life Certficiate in Business and a BS in Education from the Kansas State Teachers College (now called CSU) in Emporia, KS. She also the University of Kansas and Denver University; and taught in Kansas schools for 17 years before she and her husband Bob moved from Garden City, KS to Colorado. They lived in Canon City and spent summers and weekends at their farm home.
Alpha continued teaching in the Canon City schools for 20 years until 1970. Just before she retired, Bob had a heart attack which prevented him doing any farm work and Alpha took over for the summer, getting the wheat harvested and the ground worked. She called home every day and drove home to see him once a week.
Alpha was active in a number of church and civic groups and continued working and volunteering after retirement from teaching. She and Bob enjoyed travel whenever possible.
When Bob died in 1988 they had been married 58 years. For the last year and a half of Alpha's life she lived at the Legacy Center in Canon City where she had many good friends.
Jefferson Davis Butcher (1859 - 1934)
Etta Maude Morris Butcher (1869 - 1950)
Robert Hershel Garrison (1909 - 1988)
Jennie Butcher (1888 - 1970)*
Carrel Earl Butcher (1890 - 1954)*
Maude Butcher Jacques (1891 - 1981)*
Ruel Vincent Butcher (1893 - 1972)*
Lula Mae Butcher Bryan (1896 - 1986)*
Winifred Hoffman (1898 - 1986)*
Vera Joyce Butcher Burke (1905 - 1990)*
Reva Gladys Butcher (1905 - 1916)*
Alpha Pauline Butcher Garrison (1907 - 2003)
Mountain Vale Memorial Park
Maintained by: Kate Jacques
Originally Created by: Kelly G
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
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