In memory of
Alta Jorgensen
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In memory of
Alta Jorgensen
Jorgensen, Alta Milan, MI Alta Mae Jorgensen (Moyle), age 94, passed away on February 19, 2021. She was born on August 16, 1926 to Mabel Moyle (Pool) and Denton Peter Moyle, in Belleville, Michigan. Alta grew up on farms in Cherry Hill, Plymouth, and Belleville, Michigan. She would share stories about carrying in wood for the stove in the winter, feeding the chickens, ducks, and geese, driving the horses to put hay in the mow, helping in the garden, and shucking oats. Being a tomboy, she played softball with the guys, at a time when most girls did not play, and shared fond memories of ice skating on ponds in November, during her high school years. Alta's father passed away the month of her 12th birthday and life was hard for her mother, with two young children. Alta helped the family by picking strawberries for 2 cents a quart, mowing a neighbor's big lawn with a push mower for 50 cents, hoeing melons all day for a $1.00 plus lunch and babysitting for five children for 35 cents an hour. During high school, she sang in the Cherry Hill Methodist Church choir for four years. To help the World War II effort, she worked on paper drives, gave out ration books, and sold war bonds. After graduating from Ypsilanti High School in 1944, she moved to Detroit, then Dearborn, and worked for four years at the Flex-O-Tube Co., in the Contract Termination Department, as the secretary to the company secretary. On March 16, 1948, Alta eloped with Raymond Jorgensen to the Wayne County Courthouse in Detroit, and then moved to Milan. They were married for 59 years when Raymond passed away in July of 2007. After marriage, Alta worked with Raymond in the farm fields and went to various Detroit markets with their produce. Alta also took care of all the books and payroll on the farm, and did her family farm income taxes, for decades. She worked in the family's iconic farm market, on Carpenter Road, seven days a week during harvest, for eighteen years before retiring in October 1990. She loved teaching people how to make a pumpkin pie, from scratch, with real pie pumpkins. Frequently, she was featured in local newspapers with her recipes, and photos of her many pumpkin based, culinary creations. Alta was a member of the Marble Memorial United Methodist Church Women for over 70 years, a former member of the Milan Women's Club, and was actively involved in the York Extension Club for twenty years. She was a Farm Bureau member for 68 years, serving many years as Secretary. Alta was an outstanding volunteer throughout her life. She was a room mother for her children in school, a driver for Girl Scout trips and high school golf competitions and chaperoned for youth groups at church and high school band trips. She collected for March of Dimes, and was a 4-H Leader, teaching vegetable gardening. At church, Alta was a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, choir parent, United Methodist Women District Officer, Worship Chairperson and Funeral Luncheon Co-Chairperson. Alta served on the Administrative Board many times, often serving on the Finance Committee, plus many other church activities. In addition to being an exceptional seamstress, she loved flower gardening and making Christmas cookies. Her home on Stony Creek Road was a showplace every summer, with flower beds of petunias, marigolds, impatiens, begonias, cannas, irises, peonies, and geraniums. She had a reputation for having a "never ending" plate of Christmas cookies, making more than a dozen varieties every year. Alta always decorated her home, indoors, for the different holidays. She entertained large church and Farm Bureau groups, and hosted big parties at Christmas for the boys that picked corn for them during the previous summer. With her husband Raymond, Alta was proud that they had traveled to all 50 states, and all but one Canadian Province. She enjoyed collecting Christmas ornaments from other states and shopping for others at Christmas time. After retirement, her favorite past times were crossword puzzles, word searches, and watching Hallmark movies. During public outings, she had a reputation for being a stylish person, always looking like she walked out of the pages of a magazine. In younger days, she was also known for her jet-black hair. Alta's favorite tree was the flowering dogwood, and she adored red roses. Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond, and her brother Glenn Moyle of Westland, MI. Survivors include: her daughter Raylene Jorgensen Robinson (Frank); her son Marshall William Jorgensen; granddaughter Brittany Layne Robinson Kolb (Ryan) of Richmond, VA; grandson Noel Jorgensen Robinson (Brittany Morhiser) of Newport News, VA; granddaughter Chelsea Paige Robinson of Richmond, Virginia; and one great grandson, Jovi Michael Kolb of Richmond, VA; many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00-8:00pm. On Friday, February 26th a procession from Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home to Marble Park Cemetery, Milan will begin at 10:30am for a graveside service at 11:00am. A memorial celebration of Alta's life will be held on a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Marble Memorial United Methodist Church, 8 Park Street, Milan, MI, 48160. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared on the Ochalek-Stark Funeral Service website, www.ochalekstark.com .
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In memory of
Alta Jorgensen
Jorgensen, Alta Milan, MI Alta Mae Jorgensen (Moyle), age 94, passed away on February 19, 2021. She was born on August 16, 1926 to Mabel Moyle (Pool) and Denton Peter Moyle, in Belleville, Michigan. Alta grew up on farms in Cherry Hill, Plymouth, and Belleville, Michigan. She would share stories about carrying in wood for the stove in the winter, feeding the chickens, ducks, and geese, driving the horses to put hay in the mow, helping in the garden, and shucking oats. Being a tomboy, she played softball with the guys, at a time when most girls did not play, and shared fond memories of ice skating on ponds in November, during her high school years. Alta's father passed away the month of her 12th birthday and life was hard for her mother, with two young children. Alta helped the family by picking strawberries for 2 cents a quart, mowing a neighbor's big lawn with a push mower for 50 cents, hoeing melons all day for a $1.00 plus lunch and babysitting for five children for 35 cents an hour. During high school, she sang in the Cherry Hill Methodist Church choir for four years. To help the World War II effort, she worked on paper drives, gave out ration books, and sold war bonds. After graduating from Ypsilanti High School in 1944, she moved to Detroit, then Dearborn, and worked for four years at the Flex-O-Tube Co., in the Contract Termination Department, as the secretary to the company secretary. On March 16, 1948, Alta eloped with Raymond Jorgensen to the Wayne County Courthouse in Detroit, and then moved to Milan. They were married for 59 years when Raymond passed away in July of 2007. After marriage, Alta worked with Raymond in the farm fields and went to various Detroit markets with their produce. Alta also took care of all the books and payroll on the farm, and did her family farm income taxes, for decades. She worked in the family's iconic farm market, on Carpenter Road, seven days a week during harvest, for eighteen years before retiring in October 1990. She loved teaching people how to make a pumpkin pie, from scratch, with real pie pumpkins. Frequently, she was featured in local newspapers with her recipes, and photos of her many pumpkin based, culinary creations. Alta was a member of the Marble Memorial United Methodist Church Women for over 70 years, a former member of the Milan Women's Club, and was actively involved in the York Extension Club for twenty years. She was a Farm Bureau member for 68 years, serving many years as Secretary. Alta was an outstanding volunteer throughout her life. She was a room mother for her children in school, a driver for Girl Scout trips and high school golf competitions and chaperoned for youth groups at church and high school band trips. She collected for March of Dimes, and was a 4-H Leader, teaching vegetable gardening. At church, Alta was a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, choir parent, United Methodist Women District Officer, Worship Chairperson and Funeral Luncheon Co-Chairperson. Alta served on the Administrative Board many times, often serving on the Finance Committee, plus many other church activities. In addition to being an exceptional seamstress, she loved flower gardening and making Christmas cookies. Her home on Stony Creek Road was a showplace every summer, with flower beds of petunias, marigolds, impatiens, begonias, cannas, irises, peonies, and geraniums. She had a reputation for having a "never ending" plate of Christmas cookies, making more than a dozen varieties every year. Alta always decorated her home, indoors, for the different holidays. She entertained large church and Farm Bureau groups, and hosted big parties at Christmas for the boys that picked corn for them during the previous summer. With her husband Raymond, Alta was proud that they had traveled to all 50 states, and all but one Canadian Province. She enjoyed collecting Christmas ornaments from other states and shopping for others at Christmas time. After retirement, her favorite past times were crossword puzzles, word searches, and watching Hallmark movies. During public outings, she had a reputation for being a stylish person, always looking like she walked out of the pages of a magazine. In younger days, she was also known for her jet-black hair. Alta's favorite tree was the flowering dogwood, and she adored red roses. Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond, and her brother Glenn Moyle of Westland, MI. Survivors include: her daughter Raylene Jorgensen Robinson (Frank); her son Marshall William Jorgensen; granddaughter Brittany Layne Robinson Kolb (Ryan) of Richmond, VA; grandson Noel Jorgensen Robinson (Brittany Morhiser) of Newport News, VA; granddaughter Chelsea Paige Robinson of Richmond, Virginia; and one great grandson, Jovi Michael Kolb of Richmond, VA; many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00-8:00pm. On Friday, February 26th a procession from Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home to Marble Park Cemetery, Milan will begin at 10:30am for a graveside service at 11:00am. A memorial celebration of Alta's life will be held on a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Marble Memorial United Methodist Church, 8 Park Street, Milan, MI, 48160. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared on the Ochalek-Stark Funeral Service website, www.ochalekstark.com .
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Milan, MI 48160
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