Born Wednesday, August 2, 1933
Died Thursday, July 25, 2019
Thera Dean Van Alstine, 85, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday July 25, 2019 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Walter and Maple Downs.
Thera Dean Downs was born on August 2, 1933 in Vick, Louisiana. She attended and graduated valedictorian from Lafarque High School in Ettie, Louisiana in 1950. Thera attended Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. While working at Montgomery Ward in Alexandria, Louisiana, she meet and married Donald Lee Van Alstine on December 24th 1954. They lived in various locations in Louisiana, Kansas,Texas, and Oklahoma before returning to Muskogee for retirement in 1989.
Thera Dean is survived by her husband, Donald L. Van Alstine and sons, Russell J. Van Alstine and wife Vivian , Darryl C. Van Alstine, and Kyle B. Van Alstine, Granddaughter Anna E. Moon and husband Jason Moon. She is also survived by her sister Johnnie Best Hailey and her daughter Dawn Best- Desjardins.
Cremation Services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory.