Alta P. Townsend, 74, of Tekamah NE

Alta P. Townsend was born January 7 1942 in Falls of Rough Kentucky to Henry and Sarah (Daughtry) Carmen. She went to be with the Lord June 25, 2016 at her home in Tekamah.

Alta married Gary Townsend in June 1966 and together they raised 7 children. The family moved to Tekamah in September 1974. Alta worked at the nursing home before returning to school graduating from Tekamah High school in 1975 and continued her education at Metropolitan Community College.

Throughout her life she enjoyed working various jobs in healthcare and customer service. She was also a member of fraternal order of eagles. She enjoyed baking, canning and quilting. The greatest love in her life was her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She enjoyed going to concerts, ball games and swim meets over the years. She also enjoyed attending church. Alta was friends to so many people.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pauline Johnson; sons: Norman, George and infant son James; daughter, Theanna; daughter in law, Carol; and three infant grandchildren: Nathan, Jamie and Daniel.

She is survived by her sons: Leroy Townsend of Tekamah, NE, Robert (Kelly) Camron of Omaha, NE; daughters: Udith (Art) Johnson of Craig, NE, Linda (Joe) Sergio of Sherman TX; brother, Raymond Courtney of Morganfield, KY; 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Thurs., June 30th at 12:00 p.m. at the Faith Family Baptist Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Alta Townsend

Alta Townsend

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