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Alberta de Vries, age 81, passed away peacefully at Pella Regional Hospital, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Alberta was the 3rd of six children born to Guysbert and Adrianna (Boerefyn) Beekhuizen on November 19, 1935. She married John S de Vries on Feb 10, 1956 and together they had 7 children. Alberta loved baking and cooking, was always willing to volunteer her time and baking skills to provide food for others and received many awards for her baking. She honed her cooking skills at Central College where she worked as a cook for 40 years. Alberta was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed embroidery and making puzzles. She volunteered at The Windmill during Tulip Time and throughout the summer. Alberta and John traveled extensively spending many winters in Florida; she most enjoyed visiting family and friends.
Alberta is survived by her husband John, children: Ann Day(John), Guy de Vries (Darcy), Adrianna Hammond, Chuck de Vries (Suzi), Anita Larner (Dorran), Roger de Vries (Merrilee), Alethea Sethman, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gilbert and Grandaughter Kerrey. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, August 14 at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Pella Christian Grade School. Van Dyk - Duven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 11, 2017
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