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Eunice "Alberta" Gamble, 94, of Mesa, formerly of Quincy, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 pm Monday, March 19, 2018, at a hospice facility in Tempe.

Alberta was born April 11, 1923, in Palmyra, Missouri, the daughter of Phillip Albert and Minnie Lee Dickson Bross. She married Theodore "Ted" Gamble on June 24, 1952. They were married 42 years until his death on October 7, 1994.

Alberta was a 1942 graduate of Palmyra High School. During WW II she served in the Women's Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC's).

Alberta worked most of her career as a hairdresser, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of St. John in Quincy, and later of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mesa. She was a forty plus-year member of Beta Sigma Phi Social Sorority in Quincy and was the 1991 Quincy Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year.

Alberta and her husband Ted "snowbirded" during the winter months in Arizona for several years until his death. She moved to Arizona in 2003 to live full-time.

Alberta loved her Lord and her family, especially her children, grandchildren, great-children and all of her many friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Abbott (Rev. William) of Decatur, Illinois; a son, Randy Gamble of Mesa; a grandson, the Rev. Brock Abbott (Beth) of Decatur, Illinois; four great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ted, four sisters, a brother, a niece and several nephews. She was the last of her generation in her family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy, with Pastor William K. Abbott and Pastor Brock Abbott officiating. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery, also in Quincy.

A memorial service for Alberta was held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mesa, on April 11, 2018, on what would have been her 95th birthday, with Pastor John Schaumburg officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home or to Cheerful Home.
Published on April 12, 2018
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