Alma K. Hunter
Alma K. Hunter
  • August 13, 1917 - March 6, 2017
  • North Carolina

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"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."~Abraham Lincoln. Alma Frances Kalisch Hunter was blessed to have both. She was one of four daughters born in Bronx, NY to the late Frederick and Olga Krall Kalisch on August 13,1917. She died March 6, 2017 in Greensboro, NC.

"Grandma" was one, classy lady! Her family will remember her kind spirit and willingness to care for others. With her husband Tom, they volunteered at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC and logged more than 15,000 hours. Alma was a woman of great faith and was active in her church wherever she and Tom lived. Most recently she was a member of Morehead UMC in Greensboro. Alma and Tom met through a friend of Toms' and were married (short of six weeks) seventy wonderful years until his death in 2009. They raised two girls and lived in New Jersey, Florida, Hendersonville, NC, and finally to be near family, moved to Greensboro in 2005. They loved to travel and Alma was fortunate to have several trips to Scotland, Toms' birthplace. Alma had the most beautiful antique teacup collection from all over the world. She gathered more than 125 cups over the years. In later years she received such pleasure of sharing these cups with her family and friends. She was a talented embroiderer, and flower gardener.

Her family eagerly anticipated the warm apple pie, scrumptious pot roast and creamy potato salad at family dinners. Alma loved to do word search puzzles and enjoyed the challenge of the New York Times crossword puzzle. Her love for the Lord led her to live a life of caring for others, speaking words of gentleness and compassion and conducting herself with refinement and grace.

Alma is survived by her daughters, Jan (Bill) Stanley of Greensboro and Judy Hay of Nashville, TN; sisters, Muriel Davis of Copley, OH and Dorothy Mingst of Paramus, NJ; grandsons, David Stanley of Greensboro, NC, Tommy (Stacey) Stanley of Greenville, NC, and Doug (Amber) Stanley of Greenville, NC; Steve (Tracey) Hay of Nashville, TN ; granddaughter, Debbie (Tom) Uchida of Nashville, TN and six great grandchildren, Addison Stanley, Holden Stanley, Alex and Ashlyn Hay and Samantha and Cami Uchida. In addition to her parents and husband, Alma is preceded in death by her sister, Frances Kalisch.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm at Morehead UMC in Greensboro. She will be placed beside Tom in the columbarium in Hendersonville, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to Morehead UMC.

The family would like to thank the outstanding staff of Brighton Gardens in Greensboro for Alma's tender care these last two years, Greensboro Hospice and Palliative Care, and her sister in Christ, Mrs. Sue Sawyer for all her love and prayers.

Online condolences may be made to Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting Mrs. Hunter's family.