Alma Alieen Allender Husky, age 85, of Kings Mountain passed away on September 3, due to complications after a long battle with COPD at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby.
She married Orous Hayes Husky, Sr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 23, 1951. He predeceased her in 1992 after 41 years of marriage. She was born to James Thomas Allender and Vera Fay Finger on December 10, 1935, in Embarrass, Wisconsin.
She is survived by her five children: Rachel Parmater (Frank), Rebecca Husky, Orous Husky, Jr., Loretta Cozart (William), and James Husky. One sister, Marion Elizabeth Allender Wood, also survives her.
Grandchildren include Will Parmater (Anna), Katheryn Parmater, Rick Husky (Elizabeth), Raedjio Arrowroot Naro (Yuta), and Laura Cozart. Great Grandchildren are Iris Parmater, Caden Donaldson, Kira Husky, Eli Eaker, Kinsley Husky, Kyrie Husky, August Arrowroot, and Kita Naro. Step-Great Grandchildren include Peyton Harlow and Candice Harlow.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings William Henry Humphrey, Oscar Robert Allender, Dorothy Fredabelle Allender Boone, and Alice Faye Allender McGinnis.
Alma was a loving mother who raised her children in a Christian home. She was a thoughtful and cared for the elderly women of her neighborhood, often styling their hair, especially for those who were homebound. She enjoyed reading books, especially the Bible, including bible history, and archeology. She also enjoyed taking courses at Cleveland Community College. She loved learning and taught her children prior to their starting school. Alma also loved music, playing the piano and guitar. She came from a musical family and she and her siblings often played music together during family gatherings.
Alma was fond of jewelry and enjoyed watching JTV between episodes of Gun Smoke and The Rifleman. She was particularly fond of pearls. She gave her daughters and granddaughters pearls during their recent visits. Most of all, Alma loved Jesus and was a faithful servant her whole life. She taught her children and grandchildren to read the Bible and to follow God's word. She was a strong influence on the lives of everyone in her family and she will truly be missed.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC
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