OBITUARY - ALBERTA LEE (TURNER) LARSON
Alberta Lee (TURNER) LARSON, daughter of Douglas and Mayme (LEE) TURNER was born July 21, 1922 on a farm near Bedford,
Iowa. She departed this life at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston, Iowa on August 21, 2000 at the age of 78 years
and one month.
She graduated from Clearfield high school in 1940, then attended college in Maryville, Missouri. Alberta taught country
school for several years, either walking or riding her horse to work.
On December 24, 1943, Alberta married Phillip W. LARSON at the Methodist parsonage in Clearfield, Iowa, witnessed by their
special friends, Hazel and Darwin SOLLARS. To this union three children were born, Phillip Lewis, Gregory John and Janice
Kay. Alberta was actively involved in their farming operation southwest of Clearfield until they moved to town in November,
1974. Taylor county has been her home her entire life.
Alberta was a member of the Christian Church and spoke often of the many fond memories she had teaching Sunday school. She
was also a member of the American Auxiliary, Eastern Star and of the Entrenous Bridge Club.
She was always a very caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her grandchildren tremendously and
eagerly attended their activities when her health permitted. Alberta never knew a stranger and always had time to visit
with family and friends. She was loved by all and will be sadly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Mayme TURNER; one brother Doyle TURNER; an infant sister; one grandson
Chad LARSON; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Jim LARSON; her stepmother-in-law Jackie LARSON; two
sisters-in-law, Alora (BAILEY) PETERMAN and Marguerite THALACKER; and one brother-in-law Robert LARSON.
Alberta is survived by her husband of 56 years Phil; her children, Lewis and wife Martha, Greg and wife Jeanie and Janice
MOBLEY and husband Glee; her grandchildren: Will, Robby and Shaun LARSON, Angie MILLER and husband Brian, Brandon LARSON
and wife Debbie, Wyatt MOBLEY and fianceť Josie STEPHENS, Elaine and Melonie MOBLEY; her great-grandchildren: Zachary,
Morgan and Brooke MILLER, and DeMarcus RIFE; sister-in-law Yasuko TURNER; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jake and Barb
LARSON; brother-in-law Weldon THALACKER; uncles and aunts, Tom and Irma LARSON and Cecil and Helen UGLOW; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Church in Clearfield with Reverend
Eydie STEPHENS officiating. Mrs. Jean HUFFMAN and Mrs. Carol Ann KINDER provided music. Casket bearers were Wyatt MOBLEY,
Melonie MOBLEY, Brandon LARSON, Robby LARSON, Elaine MOBLEY, Angie MILLER, Will LARSON and Shaun LARSON. Honorary
pallbearers were Marjorie BARRY, Lavon BROWN, Dorothy JOHN, Marilyn SCHLAPIA, Verla Dean TAYLOR, Charlene BRPTT, Hilda
DARST, Mickey ROUTH, Hazel SOLLARS and Luella WILSON.
Alberta was laid to rest in the Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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