Alta Kellie McCloud, 70, was born March 3, 1942, in Tacoma, Wash.
She was a long-time resident of Woodinville and had moved to Marshfield, Mass., to live with her daughter and family. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2012.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Anna Dean and her husband John “Chip” of Marshfield; son, Adam McCloud of Woodinville; grandchildren, Kellie Dean and Travis McCloud; brother, Willard Kellie of Stephenson, Wash.; sister, Jeanie Daigneault of Monroe, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alta and W.J. Kellie; brothers, George Kellie, Edward Kellie and William “Bud” Kellie and sister Charlotte Kellie.
Before retiring, Alta worked as a home health care aid, a pharmacy assistant, an administrative assistant for the YMCA for 15 years, and as an office manager for 15 years. She also taught Sunday school and was in charge of a weekly dinner program for a church youth group with over 100 junior high and high school students.
Alta’s passions included her children, grandchildren, extended family, nature, and birds, as well as reading, cooking, baking, and helping others. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a strong and independent woman.
A memorial celebrating her life will be held at a later date.