Harriet Altland, 92

Harriet Emeline Altland, formerly of White Pigeon, died March 15, 2015, in Mancos, Colo.

She was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Centreville to Millard Roland and Bessie Elizabeth (Brown) Snow.

She graduated from Centreville High School and then St. Camillus School of Nursing at Borgess in Kalamazoo in 1945.

In 1947, she married the love of her life, William J. Altland, and raised her family in White Pigeon.

She was a loving, nurturing mother, soft-spoken and true to her values. She worked at Three Rivers Hospital until raising her daughters and helping at the family business, Bill’s Foodliner in White Pigeon, took her away from nursing. After her children were grown, she was called back to the profession, working at Sturgis Hospital until her retirement.

She and Bill moved to Powder Horn Mountain in Triplett, N.C., and then to Grand Junction, Colo., to enjoy their golden years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Thomas E. Snow; and a son-in-law, Phillip Snow. She is survived by daughters Mary Ann Snow and son, Tom, of Vallecitos, N.M., Marcia Casey and husband, Robert, of Dolores, Colo., and their children, Sarah and Chris; and Susan Brooks and husband, James, of Grand Junction, and their children, James L. and William J.; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to White Pigeon United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member.

A graveside memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at White Pigeon Cemetery (northwest section, look for the dark-red truck).

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