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By Glenwood Womens Club
Glenwood News 

Farewell to Alta


Glenwood lost a shining light last Thursday with the passing of Alta Valdez. There aren’t adequate words to express how beloved Alta was in this community. She lived a life filled with kindness, gentleness, empathy, dignity, and, especially, love. Alta had such a great love for her husband Billy and her many daughters and sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all who knew her here in Glenwood. That love also embraced the many foster children she and Billy brought into their family over the decades.

Whenever Alta attended a community event, people were drawn to her and, inevitably, she ended up cradling someone’s baby in her arms. Those loving arms rocked generations of her ow...

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