Beth Ann Altherr

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  • "You will be missed so much Beth. It has been my privilege..."
    - Judy Van Sanford
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Altherr, Beth Ann

Ann Altherr, 68, wife of Heath Altherr, passed away surrounded by loved ones July 23, 2017, after a brief battle with an aggressive brain tumor. She was born in Albuquerque on January 20, 1949 to Jim and June Clark. She was a beloved Mom, Wife, Sister, Nana and Friend,

She graduated from Del Norte High and attended NMSU - eventually earning a bachelor's and master's degree in business and marketing. Although her passion was marketing early on, she was always very much devoted to senior care services, donating time, gifts and companionship to the elderly for over 20 years.

An incredibly active women, Beth enjoyed morning swims, playing tennis, running, tap dancing and walking her dogs. Music always filled her heart, whether it be classic rock concerts, or sitting at home listening to Mozart, and everything in between. Beth had the opportunity to see many places, including Austria, London, Paris, Holland & Switzerland - just to name few. She was an active member of Calvary, involved with the children ministry and the women's group.

Family and friends were very important to Beth, especially her children and grandchildren. She always brought smiles, laughter and happiness to the lives she touched. She was a beautiful woman inside and out, who lived every day with every ounce of her heart and soul, even facing her final weeks with strength, grace and beauty.

Beth is survived by her husband of 19 years Heath Altherr; son Matthew Wagoner (Anne) and daughters Christine, Amy Espinosa (Doug) and children Tazmin, Xaeden, Kalesi, and Hartley; step-son's Eric Altherr (Tiffany) and children Brenden and Keegan, Kyle Altherr (Stephanie) and children Anberlin and Gabriel, Daniel Altherr (Kathryn); sisters Susan Nielsen (Michael) and Jill Clark and brother Jeff Clark

Services will be held at Calvary Church on Osuna at 2:30 pm on Friday August 25.

Beth was an avid dog enthusiast, who ensured her puppies were a part of her family. As such, in lieu of flowers, donations to Canine Cafe,, would be appreciated.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 20, 2017