Del Monte, Alice C. (Wells) (August 6, 1898 - March 31, 1996)

Alice C. Del Monte

Douglas Budget - 1996

SUN CITY, Ariz. - A memorial service for Alice C. Del Monte, 97, will be held in Lander at a later date.

Mrs. Del Monte died March 31, 1996, in Sun City, Ariz., following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1898, in Washington, D.C., of Wyoming pioneers.

Her father, Edmund J. Wells, was born in Canada and engaged in the mining and oil business in Wyoming in the early part of the century.

He served on the first Converse County Board of Commissioners and founded the town of Glenrock. For 20 years, he served as administrative assistant to Wyoming's United States Sen. Clark.

She and her five sisters and brothers were raised in Washington, D.C., and the family returned to Wyoming in 1917, establishing their home in Lander.

As a young lady, she worked in Wyoming as a Western Union telegrapher and became manager of the Riverton office. She later worked as a postal clerk in Lander in order to save for her trousseau.

On April 19, 1923, she married Harold D. Del Monte in Lander.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and throughout the years, was a leader in Daughters of the King, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Musical Research (Federated Women's Club), the Lander Girl Scout Council and Rotary Anns.

She is survived by her husband, daughters Virginia Sellke of Littleton, Colo., and Lois Lindstrom of Sandwich, Ill. a son, Harold W. Del Monte of Lander, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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