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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 8-31-09

Mina Alt, 101, of Yuma, Colo., passed away July 29, 2009.

She was born Mina May Skiles on December 21, 1907 to P.M. Skiles and Amy Florella Jackson Skiles in Ballard, Mo. The Skiles family moved to Washington County Colorado in March 1910. They homesteaded 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Akron, in the spot where Mina’s maternal grandfather Jackson had camped when he had made a trip across the plains from Nebraska to Pike Peaks Colorado.

She married Dan Alt on December 21, 1931 in Akron, Colo. Mina and Dan engaged in farming and ranching north of Akron until 1935 when they moved to their ranch south of Akron. They moved into the town of Akron in 1963, but they continued with their interest in farming and cattle. Mina was still very interested in what was happening out on the ranch until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1951, and the Washington County Farm Bureau since 1946. Mina was a 4-H leader for over 30 years. The Easter Colorado Roundup was a big part of Mina’s life as she had attended the fair from the time she was three years old until she was 99 years old.

She joined the Elba Home Demonstration Club in 1941 and in 1951 helped organize the Washington County CowBelles. She was a lifetime member of the Washington County CowBelles and the Colorado Cattlewomen Association and was a Charter Member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association. Mina also belonged to the State and National Ladies Auxilary of the Soil Conservation. She was awarded the “Women of the Year” award for 1980 Southwestern Region of the Soil Conservation District. She was chosen as Cattlewomen of the year in 1985 and was honored at the State Cattlemen’s Convention in Alamosa, Colo. In November 2001 Washington County Cowbelles celebrated 50 year of being a local chapter, where she was honored for 50 year membership.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Alt and wife, Sally of Surprise, Ariz. and Danny Alt and wife, Bernetta of Akron, Colo.; two daughters, Conne Gray and husband, Roger of Akron, Colo., Maridee Pruitt and husband, Frank of Bradyville, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and four nephews and a host of friends.

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She was preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1999, her parents, sister, Clarice, brothers, Carl, Harry, Perry and Glen.

Services were held August 3, 2009 in Akron, Colo.

Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron or to the World Wildlife Fund.

Mina Alt, 101, of Yuma, Colo., passed away July 29, 2009.

She was born Mina May Skiles on December 21, 1907 to P.M. Skiles and Amy Florella Jackson Skiles in Ballard, Mo. The Skiles family moved to Washington County Colorado in March 1910. They homesteaded 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Akron, in the spot where Mina’s maternal grandfather Jackson had camped when he had made a trip across the plains from Nebraska to Pike Peaks Colorado.

She married Dan Alt on December 21, 1931 in Akron, Colo. Mina and Dan engaged in farming and ranching north of Akron until 1935 when they moved to their ranch south of Akron. They moved into the town of Akron in 1963, but they continued with their interest in farming and cattle. Mina was still very interested in what was happening out on the ranch until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1951, and the Washington County Farm Bureau since 1946. Mina was a 4-H leader for over 30 years. The Easter Colorado Roundup was a big part of Mina’s life as she had attended the fair from the time she was three years old until she was 99 years old.

She joined the Elba Home Demonstration Club in 1941 and in 1951 helped organize the Washington County CowBelles. She was a lifetime member of the Washington County CowBelles and the Colorado Cattlewomen Association and was a Charter Member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association. Mina also belonged to the State and National Ladies Auxilary of the Soil Conservation. She was awarded the “Women of the Year” award for 1980 Southwestern Region of the Soil Conservation District. She was chosen as Cattlewomen of the year in 1985 and was honored at the State Cattlemen’s Convention in Alamosa, Colo. In November 2001 Washington County Cowbelles celebrated 50 year of being a local chapter, where she was honored for 50 year membership.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Alt and wife, Sally of Surprise, Ariz. and Danny Alt and wife, Bernetta of Akron, Colo.; two daughters, Conne Gray and husband, Roger of Akron, Colo., Maridee Pruitt and husband, Frank of Bradyville, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and four nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1999, her parents, sister, Clarice, brothers, Carl, Harry, Perry and Glen.

Services were held August 3, 2009 in Akron, Colo.

Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron or to the World Wildlife Fund.

Mina Alt, 101, of Yuma, Colo., passed away July 29, 2009.

She was born Mina May Skiles on December 21, 1907 to P.M. Skiles and Amy Florella Jackson Skiles in Ballard, Mo. The Skiles family moved to Washington County Colorado in March 1910. They homesteaded 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Akron, in the spot where Mina’s maternal grandfather Jackson had camped when he had made a trip across the plains from Nebraska to Pike Peaks Colorado.

She married Dan Alt on December 21, 1931 in Akron, Colo. Mina and Dan engaged in farming and ranching north of Akron until 1935 when they moved to their ranch south of Akron. They moved into the town of Akron in 1963, but they continued with their interest in farming and cattle. Mina was still very interested in what was happening out on the ranch until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1951, and the Washington County Farm Bureau since 1946. Mina was a 4-H leader for over 30 years. The Easter Colorado Roundup was a big part of Mina’s life as she had attended the fair from the time she was three years old until she was 99 years old.

She joined the Elba Home Demonstration Club in 1941 and in 1951 helped organize the Washington County CowBelles. She was a lifetime member of the Washington County CowBelles and the Colorado Cattlewomen Association and was a Charter Member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association. Mina also belonged to the State and National Ladies Auxilary of the Soil Conservation. She was awarded the “Women of the Year” award for 1980 Southwestern Region of the Soil Conservation District. She was chosen as Cattlewomen of the year in 1985 and was honored at the State Cattlemen’s Convention in Alamosa, Colo. In November 2001 Washington County Cowbelles celebrated 50 year of being a local chapter, where she was honored for 50 year membership.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Alt and wife, Sally of Surprise, Ariz. and Danny Alt and wife, Bernetta of Akron, Colo.; two daughters, Conne Gray and husband, Roger of Akron, Colo., Maridee Pruitt and husband, Frank of Bradyville, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and four nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1999, her parents, sister, Clarice, brothers, Carl, Harry, Perry and Glen.

Services were held August 3, 2009 in Akron, Colo.

Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron or to the World Wildlife Fund.

Mina Alt, 101, of Yuma, Colo., passed away July 29, 2009.

She was born Mina May Skiles on December 21, 1907 to P.M. Skiles and Amy Florella Jackson Skiles in Ballard, Mo. The Skiles family moved to Washington County Colorado in March 1910. They homesteaded 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Akron, in the spot where Mina’s maternal grandfather Jackson had camped when he had made a trip across the plains from Nebraska to Pike Peaks Colorado.

She married Dan Alt on December 21, 1931 in Akron, Colo. Mina and Dan engaged in farming and ranching north of Akron until 1935 when they moved to their ranch south of Akron. They moved into the town of Akron in 1963, but they continued with their interest in farming and cattle. Mina was still very interested in what was happening out on the ranch until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1951, and the Washington County Farm Bureau since 1946. Mina was a 4-H leader for over 30 years. The Easter Colorado Roundup was a big part of Mina’s life as she had attended the fair from the time she was three years old until she was 99 years old.

She joined the Elba Home Demonstration Club in 1941 and in 1951 helped organize the Washington County CowBelles. She was a lifetime member of the Washington County CowBelles and the Colorado Cattlewomen Association and was a Charter Member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association. Mina also belonged to the State and National Ladies Auxilary of the Soil Conservation. She was awarded the “Women of the Year” award for 1980 Southwestern Region of the Soil Conservation District. She was chosen as Cattlewomen of the year in 1985 and was honored at the State Cattlemen’s Convention in Alamosa, Colo. In November 2001 Washington County Cowbelles celebrated 50 year of being a local chapter, where she was honored for 50 year membership.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Alt and wife, Sally of Surprise, Ariz. and Danny Alt and wife, Bernetta of Akron, Colo.; two daughters, Conne Gray and husband, Roger of Akron, Colo., Maridee Pruitt and husband, Frank of Bradyville, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and four nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1999, her parents, sister, Clarice, brothers, Carl, Harry, Perry and Glen.

Services were held August 3, 2009 in Akron, Colo.

Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron or to the World Wildlife Fund.

Mina Alt, 101, of Yuma, Colo., passed away July 29, 2009.

She was born Mina May Skiles on December 21, 1907 to P.M. Skiles and Amy Florella Jackson Skiles in Ballard, Mo. The Skiles family moved to Washington County Colorado in March 1910. They homesteaded 10 miles west and 2 miles south of Akron, in the spot where Mina’s maternal grandfather Jackson had camped when he had made a trip across the plains from Nebraska to Pike Peaks Colorado.

She married Dan Alt on December 21, 1931 in Akron, Colo. Mina and Dan engaged in farming and ranching north of Akron until 1935 when they moved to their ranch south of Akron. They moved into the town of Akron in 1963, but they continued with their interest in farming and cattle. Mina was still very interested in what was happening out on the ranch until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1951, and the Washington County Farm Bureau since 1946. Mina was a 4-H leader for over 30 years. The Easter Colorado Roundup was a big part of Mina’s life as she had attended the fair from the time she was three years old until she was 99 years old.

She joined the Elba Home Demonstration Club in 1941 and in 1951 helped organize the Washington County CowBelles. She was a lifetime member of the Washington County CowBelles and the Colorado Cattlewomen Association and was a Charter Member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association. Mina also belonged to the State and National Ladies Auxilary of the Soil Conservation. She was awarded the “Women of the Year” award for 1980 Southwestern Region of the Soil Conservation District. She was chosen as Cattlewomen of the year in 1985 and was honored at the State Cattlemen’s Convention in Alamosa, Colo. In November 2001 Washington County Cowbelles celebrated 50 year of being a local chapter, where she was honored for 50 year membership.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Alt and wife, Sally of Surprise, Ariz. and Danny Alt and wife, Bernetta of Akron, Colo.; two daughters, Conne Gray and husband, Roger of Akron, Colo., Maridee Pruitt and husband, Frank of Bradyville, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and four nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1999, her parents, sister, Clarice, brothers, Carl, Harry, Perry and Glen.

Services were held August 3, 2009 in Akron, Colo.

Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron or to the World Wildlife Fund.