Alta Schipper passed away January 13, 2013. She was a beloved wife to Bob for almost 50 years, a loving mother, and a great friend to all. She loved traveling, being with friends, and working side-by-side with her husband in their construction business. Most important was her love for Jehovah, whom she served with constancy.

She is survived by husband, Bob; daughter, Robin Thorpe, of Gresham, Ore.; son, Tom Wilkerson, of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at Padgham Pavilion, 1 Penniger Road, Central Point on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Any donations could be made to the World Wide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses, 100 Watchtower Drive, Patterson, N.Y. 12563-9204.