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Alma Ashcraft, 91 Print E-mail

Alma Louise Ashcraft (nee Williams), 91, known by most as Louise, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012, while vacationing in Texas. She was there to attend her granddaughter’s wedding and prepare for a permanent move to be near family. She suffered a massive stroke and passed away a few days later.

Born in Williamstown, she lived for awhile in Denver,  before adventuring to California where she settled in the San Fernando Valley. After surviving a major earthquake in 1971, she relocated in Colorado Springs, where she retired from the United States Post Office in 1980 and moved back to Falmouth. She and her late husband were long time members of the Southside Church of Christ, and, as she was a convert to the Catholic Church in 1948, was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Falmouth. She was also a member of T.O.P.S. in Williamstown and an avid reader. Mrs. Ashcraft also loved to crochet and garden and was a fantastic cook. She was well loved and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband, Llano Carl Ashcraft; were  parents, Delphus Williams and Ruby Lee Swarthwood; and brothers,   Gaines, Joe, Harold, Neal, and Bill.

Surviving her are daughters, Patricia Schutz, Texas and Virginia Sparkin, Colorado; four grandchildren; six great-granchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Clay Sullivan officiating.

Interment will take place at the Williamstown Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Pendleton County Library or the Hospice of Hope.

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