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 Alberta Ruth <I>Wolbach</I> Browning

Alberta Ruth Wolbach Browning

Birth
Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA
Death 12 Jul 2003 (aged 85)
Wray, Yuma County, Colorado, USA
Burial Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100018056 · View Source
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OBITUARY FOR ALBERTA RUTH (WOLBACH) BROWNING
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Alberta Ruth Browning died at the Wray Community District Hospital in Wray, Colo., on July 12, 2003.
Alberta was born March 13, 1918, near St. Francis in Cheyenne County to Homer and Ethal Wolbach. She was the youngest of six children. Another daughter was later adopted, and another daughter was raised by the Wolbach family.
Alberta lived with her family on the farmstead on Cherry Creek. At the age of 8, she moved with her family into St. Francis, where she attended school through the eighth grade. Math was her favorite subject. As a young woman, she worked at a creamery in St. Francis.
She met and married Charles Lester "Mike" Browning on Dec. 12, 1938 in Atwood, Ks. They worked for numerous farm families. To this union three daughters were born: Charlene, 1944; Karen, 1946; and Diana, 1950. In 1952 they and their girls moved into their own home, where Mike and Alberta had since lived. When the babies were little, she would sometimes drive the truck with Mike and take the babies with her. Alberta worked as a cook at the Cheyenne County Hospital until Mike became ill in 1965.
She was a great educator who lived the example. Her cooking remains unmatched. The pies and breads were highly sought - and fought over. She was an accomplished seamstress, even creating her own patterns for girls' clothes. She loved to crochet, and even at age 85 and plagued with arthritis, she made perfect, tiny embroidery stitches. She left a multitude of projects unfinished. Alberta passed this love of creating on to her children and grandchildren. She was a patient, creative teacher who took the time to show kids how to do something.
Mostly, thought, she taught values. She showed us how to respect others by respecting us. She taught us the value of a dollar and to appreciate what we have. There was no point in whining because, no matter what our problems are, there is always someone worse off than we were. Although she could no longer walk because of problems with her back and legs, she never complained, but remained strong and fiercely independent until the end.
Alberta is survived by her husband, Charles Lester "Mike", St. Francis, two daughters, Charlene Meyer, St. Francis and Diana Grantham, Grand Island, Neb.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Grossnickle, Manhattan and Naomi Richard, Norton; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceeding Alberta in death were her parents; one daughter, Karen Jensen; four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16 at First Christian Church with Reverend Richard Garcia officiating.
Casket bearers were Alan Jones, Karl Koeller, Earl Hankins, Jared Olson, Kenneth Knorr and Bob Hankins.
Honorary bearers were grandsons Mike Meyer, Troy Meyer and Kelly Meyer.
Interment was at St. Francis Cemetery, St. Francis.



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  • Created by: Jeri Herbert
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100018056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alberta Ruth Wolbach Browning (13 Mar 1918–12 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100018056, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Jeri Herbert (contributor 46918558) .