Alberta Lichty Glissman passed away April 23, 2013, at the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital.
Services will take placde at 1 p.m. May 11, 2013, at The Abundant Life Church, 10795 Alta St., Grass Valley.
Alberta and Ray spent their early years in Southern California, In 1957, they made their big move with their sons to Grass valley. They moved many times but in each location they always found a church where they faithfully attended and served each Sunday.
Their musical talents were put to good use as Alberta played both piano and organ and Ray converted his former dance band saxophone for playing Christian music. They enjoyed singing duets together.
Ray was a choir director and Alberta always sang in the choir. They led young people’s groups, taught Sunday school, and led AWANA groups. Alberta taught child evangelism in their home for many years.
Alberta is survived by her husband of 72 years, Walter Raymond Glissman; sons, LeRoy (Elizabeth) Glissman and Gary (Doyleen) Glissman; grandchildren, Tim (Felicia) Glissman, Chris (Larry) Norvelle, Matthew (Windy) Glissman and Alan Pearson; great-grandchildren, Alisha (Matt) Milhous, Nicholas Schumacher, Timothy Gary Glissman, Chelsea Glissman, Joshua Pearson, Amanda Boucher and Leah Norvelle; great-great-grandchildren, Jacob Milhous and Kelsey Milhous.
She is preceded in death by her father, Bert; mother, Lulu Lichty; baby sister, Mary Lois; and beloved granddaughter, Ginny Glissman Pearson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Abundant Life Church.