Dateline: May 1, 2008

Alta Lewis Lane, 102, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Canyon.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church of Canyon with Rev. Dr. Don McDonald, pastor, officiating. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Brooks Funeral Directors.

Alta was born March 16, 1906, in Dublin, to the late Ernest Luther and Maggie Reaves Lewis. She moved to Donley County in 1907. She attended Lelia Lake School, graduating in 1923 as Valedictorian of her class. She attended Clarendon Methodist College and West Texas State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She did advanced work at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. She taught school 41 years in schools at Lelia Lake, Clarendon, White Deer, and Pampa. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pampa, where she was a Sunday School Class and Department Supervisor for 20 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority and held a lifetime membership in the National Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association, Phi Beta Kappa Green Sorority, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her avocation was being a Professional Book Reviewer. She was also a member of several social organizations.

Alta married McHenry Lane on December 22, 1929; and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Carrol Lewis, and five sisters, Texas Batson, Lorene Holland, Lee Reeves, Jewel Robertson, and Louise Howard.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to offer their thanks to special caregivers, Irene Maldonado and Pina Lopez. The family also wishes to thank BSA Hospice.

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