Vera Almon Obituary

Vera  Almon
Vera Almon
Vera Almon

February 6, 1922 - May 27, 2017
Born in Seattle, Washington
Resided in Anchorage, AK

Obituary

Vera Almon, 95, was born February 6, 1922 in Seattle, WA, the third in a family of five children, to parents Jesse James Parshall and Elsie Fern Parshall. She graduated from Seattle's Cleveland High School in 1939 and Wilson's Modern Business College. Her knack for Accounting led to a job with Stone & Anderson.

Marriage to her high school sweetheart produced two wonderful sons, Bill and Jim. When the marriage ended, Vera raised her sons as a single parent for seven years before marrying Miles Almon. Her sons adopted him and his name. The Almon family transferred to Everett with Union Oil where son and daughter, Miles and Barbara were born. Husband Miles had always wanted to move to Alaska, and in 1965 accepted a job as salesman for Osky Supply. Vera transferred as Office Manager for the Anchorage branch of Peterson, Lorenz & Cole.

Vera joined the Billikin Chapter of National Secretaries Association shortly after moving north. She managed the Anchorage Real Estate Multiple Listing office for 10 years before forming her own business, Almon Business Services, and worked from her home until retiring in 2009. Hazlett Construction and the Alaska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute were clients. She served on the Board of Anchorage Youth Hostel and was skilled in Graphoanalysis, assisting banks with contested check signatures, combating forgeries, helping businesses screen job applicants, and truly enjoyed and taught personality analysis.

In January 1975 Vera joined Zonta Club of Anchorage, part of a worldwide organization working together to empower women through service and advocacy. In her 42 year membership she filled almost every office and committee. She was Club President from 1985-87; served many terms as Treasurer or Recording Secretary; edited the newsletter; and 10 years as sponsor of Z-Clubs in local high schools. She prepared holiday dinners for Kidney Dialysis patients and their families, and represented Zonta Club with the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation. With fellow Zontian, Betty Linnemann, Vera initiated a very personal project to dress and deliver hundreds of "Teddy Bears and Friends" to AWRC, Fairview Neighborhood Clinic, Anchorage Police Department, Mary Conrad Sr. Center, Clare House, Covenant House, Providence Extended Care and Salvation Army Beary Victorian Tea. Vera was honored as Zontian of the Year 2005. As fast and reliable as the Energizer Bunny, Vera always volunteered to work and to help. These virtues were fitting – vivacious venerable, valued, venturous and vibrant.

She is survived by her sons, William F. Almon (Becky), Home Valley, WA; James A. Almon (Karen), Seattle and Phoenix; daughter, Barbara Ingram and her son Paul Ingram, Anchorage.
Grandchildren: Craig Almon (Lisa), Snohomish, WA; Annie Almon and William Almon, Yakima; Ashley Almon, Seattle; Paul Ingram (Sarah), Anchorage, Great Grandchildren: Camden and Gracie Almon, Snohomish; Eric Eichler and Miles D. Almon; Dash and Dallas Almon, Yakima, Wa.

Vera was predeceased by husband Miles (1993), son Miles Worth Almon (2005), sister Jessie Bruce, brothers Noel, Clifton and Eugene Parshall and parents Jesse and Elsie Parshall. There will be a service held from 6 to 8 pm July 19 hosted by the Zonta Club at the Thomas Center, 2190 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Richardson National Cemetery next to her husband.

Donations in her memory may be made to Zonta Yellow Rose Fund, P.O. Box 241305, Anchorage, AK 99524-1305.

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Service
Thomas Center
2190 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK USA 99507
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cemetery
Pending

Charities

Zonta Yellow Rose
PO Box 241305
Anchorage, AK 99524