SPECHT, Alma Josephine

1923 – 2012

Alma Josephine Specht, at the age of 89 years, passed away peacefully June 26, 2012 in Vernon, BC.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents Guerino and Magdalena, husband George, brothers and sisters Joseph, Marion, Albert and Gladys. Alma will be lovingly remembered by daughters Susan (Gary) Graf of Revelstoke, Judy (Kuno) Jensen of Victoria and Patricia (James) Hall of Fruitvale. Cherishing her memory are grandchildren Marnie and Heidi Graf, Matthew Jensen and Kim, Kelly and David Hall and great grandchildren Livia and Sela McMechan Graf, James and Grace Hall and Audrey and Gabriel Hall.

Alma was born in Hupel, near Mabel Lake in 1923. There she developed a lifelong love of nature. Throughout her life she enjoyed camping, fishing and travelling especially when she was in the company of family and friends. In recent years, Alma enjoyed her great grandchildren as she had done with each generation.

Alma attended school at Ashton Creek. Later, after falling in love with George and starting family life, she moved to One Hundred Mile House and later Lumby. After the untimely death of George in 1960, Alma, with her three daughters, moved to Vernon where she worked at the army camp, local packing houses and later the glass plant. Alma, as a single parent, enjoyed the friendship and support of her many colleagues at work and took great pride in the successes of her daughters as they moved through their education and on to family lives.

She enjoyed many wonderful travels in retirement and throughout her life kept closely in touch with her family, the loves of her life.

Alma maintained her jovial, loveable, feisty nature throughout her life and kept a very strong pride in her independence. Her garden remains impeccable with a beautiful variety of colour and charm. This is how Alma will be remembered.

As Alma had wished, no service will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7327

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