Alvina Stutz -- 1988
Funeral services for Alvina E. Stutz were
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1988, at 11 am at the Hope United Church of Christ,
Bethune with Rev. Ted Meter officiating. Song selections were
In The Garden, One Day at a Time, and Gong Down the Valley. Singers
were the men's quartet and they were accompanied by Velda Adolf.
Casket bearers were James Stutz, Richard Stutz, William Stutz, Gary Stutz,
Floyd Garlow and Jack McCormick. Honorary casket bearers were
Fred Stutz and Timothy Stutz. Interment was at the Hope Cemetery
in Bethune with Hendricks Mortuary of Burlington in charge of arrangements.
Alvina Ernestine Stutz was born Aug. 17, 1908, to
Jacob and Christina Schlichenmayer on their homestead at Bethune.
She was one of 12 children, all preceding her in death, except on brother,
Schlichenmayer of Burlington.
Alvina attended Prairie View school.
She was confirmed at the Hope Congregational Church on April 30, 1922.
On Aug. 17, 1927 she married William T. Stutz and they made their home
Due to the dust storms and hardships of the
early 30s the family moved to the Hilltop-Parker area of Colorado in 1935.
In 1939, the family moved to Southeast Denver on South Holly Street and
in 1955 Alvina and Bill moved into their new home where they currently
Alvina did greenhouse work for 30 years.
Her hobbies included flowers, gardening, raising birds and handwork.
Surviving are her husband, William; two daughters,
Gladys Garlow, Denver, Colo.; Agnes McCormick, Webb City, Mo.; three sons,
James Stutz, Aurora, Colo,; Fred Stutz, Denver, Colo.; Richard Stutz, Brighton,
Colo. Thirteen grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Two grandsons preceded her in death. Alvina was born and raised
within three miles of her final resting place. She was dearly loved and
will be missed by all who knew her.