Alberta Frongner will celebrate her 90th birthday at Family Tree of Morgan on Saturday, March 1, at an open house from 1:30 – 3 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Alberta was born on Feb. 28, 1924, to Albert Thompson and Leone Spackman Thompson in a small house near Lagoon. During the Depression, her family moved to a farm in Cambridge, Nebraska, where she and her siblings attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Cambridge High School.
She married Lewis Frongner, of Morgan, on March 20, 1944, in Rigby, Idaho, prior to him serving in the Army during WWII. They were later sealed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake City temple. Alberta worked at Ogden Arsenal during the war and then at the Internal Revenue Service after her children went to school.
Alberta canned vegetables and fruit from their huge garden. There were many happy days as she taught each of her daughters how to do it quickly and perfectly. Her canned peaches were perfect; there were no “floaters” in her bottles.
She and Lewis were blessed with four children: Lou Jean Thompson, Randy Frongner, Debbie Toone and Judy Woolsey, as well as 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. They were the best grandparents ever and still take an interest in the grandchildren’s accomplishments.