Linda Josephine Alberta 74, of Clark, died peacefully February 3, 2015 at the West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody. Memorial services will be held Saturday February 7 2015 at the Bennett Creek Baptist Church in Clark at 2:30 P.M.
Linda is survived by her Loving husband of 52 years Richard Alberta; and their two Sons; Jeff (Kris) Alberta of Helena and his family Alex and Jacob residing in Helena, Cassidy Alberta of Billings and Jeremy Alberta of Seattle and Scott (Jenny) Alberta and his family Isabel, Olivia and Gage of Plymouth Mass. Brother John (Jan) Alberta of Billings; Aunt June Trees of Absarokee, Sister-in-Law Lynn Bolin of Helena, Sister-in-Law Norma Alberta Red Lodge. As well and numerous Nephews Nieces and Cousins.
Linda is preceded in death by Father Edward Bolin of Butte, Mother Jean Clifford of Billings and Brother Mike Bolin of Helena. Brother-in-Law Bill Alberta of Red Lodge.
Linda was born on October 6, 1940 in Columbus Montana to Edward and Jean Bolin. She graduated from Absarokee High School in 1958 and went to Eastern Montana College where she finished with a degree in Education. Her first teaching job was in a one room school house in Hogan Montana where she taught all grade levels and then briefly in Livingston Montana. That year she met and married the love of her life Richard Alberta, himself a teacher. They married on January 19, 1963 and began a beautiful 52 year journey together. After moving to Cowley WY, Linda cared for their children while Rich began teaching and coaching at the high school. In 1969 they moved to Fromberg Mt where both taught at the local high school and elementary until 1992. Together they retired from teaching with careers spanning 30 years. During her teaching career she also taught in the summer Migrant Program in Fromberg from 1970 till 2014. After her retirement from teaching Linda ran multiple businesses in Fromberg a clothing store, cafÃ© and a ceramics shop for 10 years and pursued many hobbies and interests during this time. In 2000 they moved to Clark WY and were the first to settle in Chief Joseph Estates â€œParadisoâ€ as she would lovingly call it. In the river that ran through it, they discovered the Alberta Hole for her husband to fish and their dogs and grand kids to enjoy. During this time they were embraced by the most beautiful community filled with loving and caring people. Linda loved all of you and spoke of you often.
Linda was a dedicated and accomplished teacher and touched so many lives during her career, she loved all her students and took pride in their development and growth. She taught many generations of students and was able to see many grow into vibrant successful adults. He career was very special and unique in this regard, she found herself teaching children of many generations of families.
She was dedicated to Christ and church and led her life in his image. She worked through his spirit to spread his message of love and hope to all those around her. Active in the Church Linda served as the president of the Methodist church board in Fomberg, where she worked to build and strengthen the church and build its membership. While in Fromberg she kept stats at the basketball games for her husband. In Clark she was the Vacation Bible School Director, a choir member and did childrenâ€™s stories during the services at the Bennett Creek Baptist church. She served 10 as a leader for the Bible Study Fellowship in Cody WY. She worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes with her Husband doing anything he asked her to do. She loved to sing and perform in the many functions at the church, always in the front and animated in her love of Christ as she celebrated his word and message.
To all the people that have touched her life, we wish we could name each of you, just know that everyone added to the love and beauty of her journey. The family would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation.
A funeral is scheduled for 2:30 Saturday February 7, 2015 at Bennett Creek Baptist church in Clark WY, with a reception to follow at the Church Reception Center. Pastor Kurt McNabb will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lindaâ€™s life. Condolences can be sent to http://www.thompsonfuneral.net/obits/obituary.php?id=528654. Memorial can be sent to the Bennett Creek Baptist Church in Clark WY.
The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Caregivers at West Park Hospital and West Park Long Term Care Center that through their exceptional and sometimes heroic efforts were able to give us some precious additional time with her.
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