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Alberta Luella Bockes Ralston
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1907
Grundy County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2004
Grundy Center
Grundy County
Iowa, USA

Alberta Luella Bockes Ralston Obit:

Alberta Luella Ralston, 96, of Grundy Center, Iowa died Monday, January 26, 2004 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes.

Alberta Luella Ralston, daughter of Simon and Bertha (Gallagher) Bockes, was born September 7, 1907 on the family farm in Grundy Center, Iowa. Alberta was united in marriage to Elon Ralston on December 10, 1925 in Grundy Center, Iowa. Alberta worked in the kitchen at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital for 17 years retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Grundy Center United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elon in 1954, an infant son Merle; her 4 sons-in-law: Richard Shaw, Barry Cosford, Kay Reynolds and Robert Berger; 4 brothers: Bert, John, Clarence and Dale; and 2 sisters: Lura Clinite and Vernie Joyce.

Alberta is survived by her 6 children; Darleen and her husband Carroll Haren of Grundy Center, Margie Reynolds of Grundy Center, Leonard Ralston and his wife Donna of Grundy Center, Iowa, Marvin Ralston and his wife Rosie of Grundy Center, Iowa, Cheryl Berger of Vinton, Iowa and Susan Cosford of Selkirk, Ontario, Canada, 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren.

Alberta's wedding: Her Uncle Rev. Leroy Edward Gallagher officiated and her sister Vernie Gallagher and Orin Joyce stood up with them.

Siblings: Bert Elmer, Lura Belle, Mabel, John Edward, Leroy William, Clarence Albert, Vernie Margaret and Dale Edmund. The family lived in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa

1910 Census: Palmero, Grundy, Iowa (age 2)
1915 IA Census: Palmero, Grundy, Iowa (age 7)
1920 Census: Palmero, Grundy, Iowa (age 12)
1925 IA Census: Palmero, Grundy, Iowa (16)
Dec 1925: Married in Conrad, Grundy, Iowa (age 19)
1930 Census: Palmero, Grundy, Iowa (married with 3 children)
1940 Census: Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa (married with 4 children)
Family links: 
  Simon Albert Bockes (1868 - 1955)
  Bertha Florence Gallagher Bockes (1872 - 1925)
  Elon DeVere Ralston (1904 - 1954)*
  Darleen Ralston Haren (1926 - 2010)*
  Leonard Ray Ralston (1929 - 2007)*
  Leonard Ray Ralston (1929 - 2007)*
  Merle Ralston (1932 - 1932)*
  Susan Joyce Ralston Cosford (1947 - 2012)*
  Lura B. Bockes Clinite (1893 - 1971)*
  Alberta Luella Bockes Ralston (1907 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Alice Union Cemetery
Grundy County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Mark Lindahl
Record added: Jul 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20249597
Alberta Luella <i>Bockes</i> Ralston
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Alberta Luella <i>Bockes</i> Ralston
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Alberta Luella <i>Bockes</i> Ralston
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