Alta M. Wacker, 91, of Colorado Springs, died on January 11, 2013, at her home at The Bridge in Greeley. She was born December 23, 1921 and lived most of her adult life in Colorado Springs.
Alta was born and grew up in Loveland where her parents emigrated from the Volga region in Russia in 1910. As a child she worked in the beet fields alongside her parents and when the Depression hit, she dropped out of high school to work to help support the family. In 1938 Alta met Reinhart Wacker whom she married February 6, 1940. Alta began working for Widefield School District 3 in 1967 and worked there for 35 years. Alta’s love of education was constant in her life. She completed her high school education with a GED, was an avid reader and was constantly interested in learning. She was a gifted musician, and in her later life found she found her gift of painting. Alta was kind, generous, hard-working and cared deeply about her family and friends. She was a person of faith and a lifelong member of the First Assembly of God Church in Colorado Springs.
Alta is survived her two daughters, Jacquelyn S. Williams of Colorado Springs, and Robbyn R. Wacker of Greeley; five grandchildren, Kisha Conroy of Austin TX, Scott Bunkosky of Ponte Vedra, FL, Michelle Hacker of Cabot, AR, Jeremiah Wacker of Bryant, TX and Tatiana Mechinas of Austin, TX; 15 great-grandchildren, and daughter-in law, Catherine Wacker of Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband, her son, Mark C. Wacker, her parents Phil and Lydia Meintzer of Loveland and three siblings.
A memorial service will be held in Colorado Springs in the coming weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to a college scholarship program, the Fountain Valley Scholars, to support a student who would like to pursue a career as a teacher. Contributions can be sent to James Drew, Widefield School District 3, 1820 Main Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Condolences may be sent to the family directly or online at www.moserfuneralservice.com