Alverda Maxine Saul passed away at home in Alger on March 3, 2014.
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She was born on April 25, 1921 in Hancock County, Ohio to parents E.E. Dilts and Olive (Lahman) Dilts.
In 1925, she moved to Allen County, Ohio, close to Beaverdam, and attended grade school at Lewis Corners County School. After moving several times, she graduated from Rawson High School, Rawson, Ohio in 1939.
Alverda attended Warner School of Cosmetology in 1939 and 1940, then worked at Triplett Electrical Plant in Bluffton, Ohio during the early years of World War II. She was a taxi driver in Findlay, Ohio as the war ended.
On July 19, 1947 she married Victor Bormuth. In 1950 they moved to Washington State as permanent residents. Here she had two children, Gregory and Rosina.
In 1956 she married Frank A. Saul and had one child, Marie Kay. They lived in Burlington until 1975 and then moved to the Alger area. Alverda worked at Carnation Can Company in Mt. Vernon, local canneries, and as a waitress, retiring in 1983. She had many hobbies, including gardening, embroidery, sewing, quilting, and crocheting, as well as enjoying the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by husband Frank A. Saul, brothers Jim, Bud and John Dilts, and sister Marcella Snyder.
Survivors include son Gregory Bormuth (Sara) and daughter Rosina Robbins (Tate II) of the Alger area, Marie Kay Saul (Brian) of Everson; grandchildren Cody Bormuth (Naomi) of Bellingham, Jenny Reid (Darren) of Kirkland, Adina Nelson (Eric) of Noblesville, Indiana, Tate Robbins II (Melanie) of Bellingham; and great-grandchildren Raina Nelson, Denali Nelson and Silas Bormuth; brothers Sam and Carl Dilts, and sister Suetta Dilts.
Funeral arrangements are by Hulbush Funeral Home in Burlington. Viewing will be March 13 and 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A graveside ceremony will be held on March 15 at the Burlington cemetery, followed by a remembrance reception at 1:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church's Grace Center on Texas Street in Bellingham.
Donations may be made to the Alger Improvement Club or Trinity Ladies' Aid.
Hulbush Funeral Home
281 S Burlington Blvd.
Burlington, WA 98233-1708
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 12, 2014