Alta M. (Spencer) Gregory

July 6, 1934April 7, 2014

Alta M. (Spencer) Gregory Perry, Michigan

Alta M. (Spencer) Gregory, 79, of Perry, Michigan, passed away April 7, 2014. She was born on July 6, 1934 in Perry Michigan to the late Elmer and Jennie (Shaffer) Tillson. Alta raised a family of eight children. She was employed by the Perry School for ten years. Her hobbies included writing letters and volunteering at Shaftsburg Elementary School. She also attended Perry Free Methodist Church.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Gregory; father of her children, William Spencer; and sister, Eileen King. Surviving to cherish her memory are her eight children: William (Betty) Spencer of Owosso, Bruce (Jacquelyn) Spencer of Roscommon, John Spencer of Perry, Paul Spencer of DeWitt, Mark (Rhonda) Spencer of Williamston, Ralph (Janine) Spencer of Munith, Tina Allen of Perry, and Nancy Spencer of DeWitt; thirteen grandchildren; and her great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Perry VFW, #4063, 601 N. Main, Perry, MI 48872. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 900 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49202.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Celebration of Life Gathering Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alta M. (Spencer) Gregory

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Jaime & Kathy Pavlica

April 12, 2014

I am so very sorry for your loss. Alta was the most genuine, kindest person I knew. She was always smiling and very uplifting to me. You are all in our thoughts and prayers...

April 10, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Jim and Freida Smith (Perry, MI)

Marilyn Dalman

April 9, 2014

My deepest sympathy to all her Children and their families. My earliest memories of Mrs Spencer was that she was my playground supervisor, and she was loved by all her "kids". Later on we were neighbors, and developed friendships that have been life long. She was a beautiful woman in every way. All our Love N Prayers. Marilyn Dalman ( Redmond)