Almetta Agnes (Wallace) Wohlers-Richardson, age 88, of Crawford, NE passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Almetta was born near Edgemont, SD on August 25, 1932, to Merritt C. and Agnes (Van Dewater) Wallace. She was one year old when the family moved to their Indian Creek Ranch.
Almetta attended Dist. #38 when she was in the first and second grade. She received her 3rd and 4th grade schooling in Edgemont, SD and the remainder of her elementary education in Harrison, NE. Almetta graduated from Sioux County High School in 1950 and received her B.S. Degree in Education from Chadron State College. She taught school near Squaw Mound where she met her future husband, Ralph Elton Wohlers. Almetta and Ralph were married in Crawford, NE on August 2, 1953. They resided on the family farm that his father had purchased in 1907 until approximately 1994. During these years, Almetta taught at numerous country schools around the surrounding area.
Almetta moved to Crawford, NE in the spring of 1994 when Ralph became a resident at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home. After Ralph passed away on July 10, 1994, due to complications of congestive heart failure and emphysema, Almetta moved back to the farm.
Almetta married Dugald Richardson on August 13, 1997. They lived on the farm until Dugald passed away on September 28, 2014 due to a stroke. At that time, Almetta became a resident at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home where she continued to live until the time of her death.
Almetta loved any type of music. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and listening to the radio and any music on TV. She took great joy in teaching her elementary students music, particularly the piano. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, drawing, sewing, crocheting and many other numerous craft and art projects. Before she became too ill to travel, she also enjoyed traveling the country and going to Prairie Winds Casino. She collected toy tractors as well as salt and pepper sets. She was a wiz at Sudoku and completed hundreds of books of Sudoku puzzles.
Almetta was loved by so many people. She was known for her laugh and to always have a smile on her face and loved to visit with her friends and family; she truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. She was such a strong and amazing woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend to so many people. As a teacher, she always poured her heart and soul into teaching and took great pride in each and every one of her students. She faced so many hard challenges and struggles during her lifetime, yet she never complained; she faced them head on with poise, dignity and grace. Almetta will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jerald Wallace and Quinton Wallace; Almetta is survived by her sister, Carroll Schnurr, Harrison, NE; sister Veneda Trout, Torrington, WY; daughter, Terrie Youngberg (Mel) of Vale, SD; her son, Wallace Wohlers, (Stacy) of Crawford, NE; and daughter, Christina Moody (Dan Ensrud) of Rapid City, SD; 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons; as well as great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.