TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Alma Luceille (Moon) Urmson, 88, of Transfer, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2019 at UPMC Passavant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alma was born on September 12, 1930 to John and Alma (Rawson) Moon at home in Jackson Center, Pennsylvania.
She attended school at the two-room schoolhouse in Jackson Center. She graduated from Mercer High School class of 1948 and from Mercer County Vocational School in 1980.
Alma worked for Bell Telephone for eight years as an operator and as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Greenville Hospital, UPMC Horizon 14 years.
On November 28, 1953 she married her husband, the late William Thomas “Bill” Urmson who passed away August 15, 2001.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania for over 50 years.
Alma was also a member of Saddle Mates Saddle Club in Transfer.
She sold eggs and enjoyed gardening on the family farm where she also sold homemade decorated cakes for all occasions. She would participate in a variety of crafts including: leather work; knitting; crocheting baby clothing, sweaters, vests, blankets and handmade family quilts.
After her retirement she volunteered in the outpatient surgery department of UPMC Horizon.
Alma liked going on short travel trips with OD Anderson Bus Company.
Alma is survived by her daughter, Luceille A. Urmson of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania; sons, William T. (Phyllis) Urmson, Jr. of Valencia, Pennsylvania, John R. (Kathy) Urmson of Cuba, New York and Ronald E. (Laura) Urmson of East Aurora, New York and six grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Casey, Elizabeth, Brooke and Tyler. Also surviving are two brothers, Raymond L. (Vivian) Moon of Mercer, Pennsylvania and James R. (Penny) Moon of Rostravor, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Thomas Urmson; brother, Paul R. Moon; five half-sisters and six half-brothers.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Faith Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bruce A. Richael of Love Christian Center Farrell, Pennsylvania, officiating.
Burial has taken place in Americas Cemetery.
Alma was a supporter of Wildlife Conservation. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: International Rhino Foundation, 201 Main Street, Suite 2600, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or donations can be made at the memorial service.
Arrangements entrusted to Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 Main Street, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.