Alberta Lenora Harper

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Alberta Lenora Swartz Harper Alberta Harper aged 90 who lived in New Braunfels, TX passed away January 13, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 3, 1931 in Goff, KS to Lawrence and Phoebe Swartz, the second of 4 children. She grew up on the family farm and taught in a one-room school till she met the love of her life, Kenneth H. Harper of Longmont, CO. They were happily married for 60 years. Together, they raised 4 children and 2 nieces and a nephew. Besides being a teacher and homemaker she worked for GTE as an executive administrator and was a successful independent Amway Diamond Direct distributor. Alberta’s passions were family, friends, letter writing, travel, a good game of golf, being a grandmother and great grandmother and her Catholic faith. She is survived by her children, Kim Harper (Ellen), Bridget Harper (Chip Garwood), Patrice Faust (Bob), and nieces Gretchen Gantz, Theresa Gantz (Tom Robb) and nephew Doug Gantz (Sue); Grand children Ian Harper (Colleen), Evelyn Ives (Colton), Louis Acquisto (Suzy), Stella Acquisto, Curtis Dawson, Kendra Dawson, Eva Faust and John Faust. Great grand children; Cora. James and Muriel. Her sister Kathryn Towne of Onaga, KS; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Harper, daughter Rebecca Acquisto, sons-in-law Dale Bucher and Mark Acquisto, her parents, Lawrence and Phoebe Swartz, sister, Patricia Gantz and brother, Larry Swartz. Family and friends are invited to attend rosary and mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Braunfels, TX at 10am on February 11th. A reception will immediately follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Flowers may be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Braunfels or monetary donations may be made in Alberta’s name directly to the Texas Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

  2. I will miss this sweet lovely lady…Ms. Alberta was always ready to go. We went to wedding together, visited Shiner Texas for the brewery and beautiful Catholic Church. Her angelic personality and sincere love will be missed by all who knew her. Love. ELIZABETH Adams

  3. We will hold you in our heart forever. With Love – Gretchen, Rita and Jeff; Chris and Sam; Mike and Becky; Emily and Rob; Will and Sarah, Colt, Clayt

  4. We only met her for one wonderful occasion, but it was enough to realize she was a wonderful person and we will remember her always,

  5. You are truly one heck of a woman. You are truly going to be missed. Thank you for all you did for me and everyone.

  6. Bridget, I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God provide you with comfort and peace and may the wonderful memories made with your mom bring you joy, even as your heart grieves.

  7. Alberta was our neighbor on Buttercup. She was one of the sweetest people we have ever known. She was so kind and pleasant to everyone. She inspired me to be a better person. Sometimes she would come over and say ‘you busy or you gotta a minute’. We knew she just needed some conversation. Our most serious conversations seemed to occur in the middle of the street in the broiling hot sun, hot pavement, sweating and discussing the ills of the world. She missed her Ken so much. I’m sure we should celebrate that she is now with him again. Someone as special as Alberta is never forgotten—-she is just a thought away. Love you, Alberta. Linda and Chuck Holt

  8. Alberta was a fun and loved friend. The world is already missing her, love mary Markham Coverdale, class of 1950

  9. All the love for the most wonderful grandmother who raised the kindest mom I got to meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  10. She was a very kind woman and a great mom. Her house was always clean when we visited as teens. She will be missed.

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