Alta Pauline Bellis1

#33241, b. 19 April 1915, d. 20 July 2012
     Alta Pauline Bellis was born on 19 April 1915 in Burwell, Nebraska, USA.1 She married Earl Leroy Runnels, son of Guy Alfred Runnels and Merna Irene Gibson, on 23 July 1961 in North Platte, Nebraska, USA.1 She died on 20 July 2012 in Haxtun, Phillips County, Colorado, USA, at age 97.1,2,3
     Obituary: Alta Pauline Runnels, 97, of Fleming, passed away July 20, 2012, in Haxtun. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Young officiating. Interment will be at Brush Memorial Cemetery in Brush. Alta was born April 19, 1915, in Burwell, Neb., to William and Alta (Fickle) Bellis. On July 23, 1961, she married Earl L. Runnels at North Platte, Neb. Since 1961, Alta has lived in Sterling and surrounding areas, and at Fleming since the early 1980s. Alta was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed her church and helping and caring for other people. She also enjoyed crocheting and different handiwork. Alta is survived by her husband, Earl Runnels of Fleming; four grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Donna Evans Gunn; and grandson; brother, Edwin Bellis; and sister, Euphemia Byroth. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.1


  1. Journal-Advocate, Sterling, Colorado.
  2. Cindy Matney, e-mail to John George Burness.
  3. SSDI.

Albert A. Schivelbein1



  1., US Public Records Index.