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Alta L. Brown

September 30th, 1921 – September 12th, 2021

Alta Lavina Brown, age 99 of Industry, Illinois, formerly of Astoria, Illinois, passed away at 10:15 pm Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home. She was born on September 30, 1921 in Browning, Illinois, the daughter of Clifford and Iva (Ritchey) Walton. Alta made her home with several relatives, including her Aunt Addie and Uncle Dalt Miller.

She married Wade Arlo Brown on May 28, 1955 in Astoria. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2014. Alta was also preceded in death by her daughter Margie Crumrine, three sisters; Ramona Lancaster, Wilda Lancaster, and Lola Anliker, and two brothers, Everette and John Walton.

Alta worked at Nielsen's Market in Vermont, Illinois for many years.

She was a member of the Astoria Church of Christ.

Alta is survived by her granddaughter Cassandra Stoddart of Moorhead, Minnesota, three great-grandchildren; McKensie, Ryker, and Everett and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18th at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Eric Trone will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Church of Christ.


September 14th, 2021

Such a sweet lady. A true example of a Christian lady. She was a great example for us Ladies of the Church to follow. We all love her so much. I know she wanted to join Wade!!! She will be greatly missed. God Bless All.

September 14th, 2021

she was a great lady and will be missed. prayers for comfort to all those who loved her. kathy cox

September 15th, 2021

I knew Alta when I was a little kid snooping around in Aub Nielsen's Red&White grocery, where she worked. She and my mother were good friends. Alta was an absolute sweetheart, as was her husband Wade. Dennis Bassett

September 16th, 2021

So sorry for the family loss. Alta was a wonderful lady. I worked with her at The Red and White store. Dan and Barb Kendrick

September 19th, 2021

Always a pleasure to visit with whenever I saw her. She will be missed.