WAUKESHA

Alma Busby


Sept. 21, 1922 – Nov. 24, 2013


Alma (nee Spradlin) Busby of Oak Hill Terrace in Waukesha, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., and Genesee Depot, died at age 91 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. She was born Sept. 21, 1922, to Reucaw and Ruby Spradlin in Ketchum, Okla.

She spent her school years in Woodland Park, Colo., where she met Lewis Busby.

They were married on Jan. 11, 1941, in New Mexico.

They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2011, just months prior to his death.

Alma was a homemaker who took great pride in her home. She loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, creating, baking, canning and traveling. The Busbys retired to Arizona in 1979. She and Lewis were a very adventurous couple who loved to “jeep around.”

She is survived by her daughters, Bert (Jon) Lantz of Aurora, Ill., and Diane (Ken Schaefer) Busby of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Dan (Ericka Meske) Trevorrow of Watertown, Michael (Gretchen) Lantz of Naperville, Ill., and Tami (Dan) Klawitter of West Allis; great-grandchildren, Dominick (Neriah Padilla-Fox) Trevorrow of Oconomowoc, Ashley Klawitter of West Allis, and Ryan, Anna, Sara and Drew Lantz of Naperville; and greatgreat- grandchildren, Adriana, Sophia and Jase Trevorrow of Oconomowoc and Kolby, Aliya, Carter and Blake Meske of Watertown.

She also is survived by her sister Eloise Wolfe of Oregon, and her brother Jack Spradlin of Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Juanita Johnston, and her brother Tom Spradlin.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Special thanks to Vitas Hospice of Wauwatosa.

According to her wishes, no memorial service is planned. Her body was cremated. Memorials may be given to your choice of charity.

“Let There Be Peace in the Valley” – “Happy Trails to You ’Til We Meet Again.”