Stevensville - Alta Hillman Herman passed away May 6, 2023, at The Living Centre in Stevensville, MT after a short battle with cancer. She was born April 14, 1962, in Hoisington, KS, the daughter of Joyce (Guthrie) and Homer Hillman. Alta grew up in Great Bend, where she was a Girl Scout, participated in Argonne Rebels and volunteered as a Candy Striper at Central Kansas Medical Center. Alta graduated from Great Bend High School in the class of 1980. Alta worked as nurse’s aide at CKMC, then later became a Mental Health Technician at Larned State Hospital in Larned. There she met and fell in love with Bill Schad. They married and later moved to Syracuse, New York. Alta attended nursing school at Central Technical-Vocational Center in Syracuse and began a thirty plus year career in nursing. Bill and Alta later divorced, and she married Thomas Herman in Russell, KS. Alta worked as a nurse at Gatewood Care Center and Russell Regional Hospital. Alta and Tom chose to make their home in Stevensville, MT. Alta continued her nursing career at The Living Centre in Stevensville. Alta loved animals and was known to take in her fair share of stray and abused dogs and give them a loving home. The white tiger was a favorite animal of hers. Alta is survived by her husband Tom, of the home, two daughters, Natashia Parker of Russell, KS & Nicole Whitney of North Syracuse, NY. A step-son Edward Schad of Cape Coral, FL. Grandchildren Zenith Hamlett, Ian Hamlett, Jasmine Whitney and Avalynn Parker. A sister, Edith (Owen) McQuade of Russell, KS, a brother Bill (Donna) Hillman of Battlefield MO. Many nieces and nephews, cousins aunts and uncles. Alta chose cremation. There will not be a service. Condolences and memorie may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.
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