Alma Maria was one of five daughters born to Harvey Byron Harper and Mary Smith Harper on June 4, 1901 in Glen Ullin, North Dakota. She died December 25, 1993 in Heber City, Utah at the age of 92.

She married Lawrence (Larry) Jackson Wells on May 17, 1930 in Everett, Washington. He died September 11, 1990. They did a lot of traveling; with Larry's work it was a way of life. He retired from the Utah Pipe Trades Union. As Alma said, "We followed his work". Since they had no family, it was easier for them to "pick up and go" than it was for the fellows with kids in school, so, some of the moves he made were to spare the men with families.Alma loved music. As a young lady she played the organ for the Congregational Church in Glen Ullin and kept on playing until she was past ninety. She had a special liking for the Lawrence Welk Show and they attended their shows whenever they happened to be where they could catch a live performance.

Their favorite pastime was to take long drives and just explore the country. They also like dancing, bowling, fishing, boating and reading.

She is survived by one sister, Laura Elliott of Paramount, California; two nieces, five nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three sisters, Eva, Elizabeth and Opal.

The family wish to thank the staff of London Springs Care Center, the Creekside Home Health Care and her neighbors in Coalville for making Alma's last years easier for her.

Services will be held Friday, December 31, 1993 at 11 a.m. at Walker Mortuary in Coalville with interment in the Coalville with interment in the Coalville City Cemetery.

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