Obituary: Margaret Jean Alt
After a hard fought battle with illness, Heaven has acquired a very special angel. Margaret (Marge) Jean Alt passed away in her home with her family by her side. She was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1944 she moved to Denver with her now deceased parents, Lewis and Lillian Hall, and surviving sister, Joan Sweet (Sam) Aurora, Colorado. In February, 1955, she became the loving wife of John A. Alt, who survives her. During their 61-year marriage they were blessed with two surviving daughters, Cindy Greiner, Granby, and Sandy Tillotson, Grand Junction. In 1973, the family moved from Denver to Granby. Marge was elected Grand County Treasurer and Public Trustee. She served in that office from 1979 to 1993. During this time, she was elected to positions with the State of Colorado Public Trustees Association, and was honored as Outstanding Treasurer at both the Colorado State and National levels. Marge was very dedicated and a mentor to many. Along with raising their two daughters, Marge and John opened up their home to foster care for numerous foster children.
In addition to her husband, children, and sister, Marge is also survived by six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and wonderful friends. She dearly loved each and every one. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
A “Celebration of Marge’s Life” will be held in Grand Junction, Quartzsite, Ariz., and in West Virginia at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Margaret Alt to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by mail: PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or by phone: 800-822-6344.
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