OBITUARIES

Wells

Mrs. Alma Wells, age 79, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was a 1950 graduate of Rockford High School.

Alma’s sister invited Tom to a gathering and that is where Alma met her future husband, Tom, who happened to be very bashful at that time. After a loving courtship, they were married on March 9, 1951.

Alma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she felt her greatest achievement in life was her family. In her free time she went with Tom to his many meetings. She always felt that she met the nicest people when traveling with Tom. Ironing was one of Alma’s favorite activities. She was a member of the Rockford Chapter #215 OES.

Alma is survived by her loving husband, W. Thomas Wells; children, Lesley and Joe Gallatin of Rockford, and William T. Wells Jr. of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Jeff and Trisha Gallatin, Robert and Sara Gallatin, Larry and Dr. Leighia Wells; great-grandchildren, Logan Wells, Xander Gallatin, Nicolas Gallatin, Madelyn Gallatin, Lucas Wells and one more anticipated arrival; sister, Barbara (Bob) Page; many nieces and nephews; Tom’s family Robert and Joanne Wells, and Richard and Barb Wells. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Cook, Donna Bishop, and Ardith Briggs; brothers, Clair Bishop, Budd Bishop, Clifton Bishop, Arnold Bishop, and Wayne Bishop.

The service for Alma was Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Interment was in Rockford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Saladin Children’s Trust, 4200 Saladin Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

 

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